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Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J. 2010 Apr;10(1):126-8. Epub 2010 Apr 17.

An Unnoticed Broken Sheathed Metallic Stylet in an Endotracheal Tube: A case report.

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Department of Anesthesia & ICU, Khoula Hospital, National Trauma Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Abstract

We report a 58-years old patient, who underwent surgery for a fracture to the neck of the femur. Tracheal intubation was performed with the aid of a stylet; however, 15 minutes later, it was brought to the notice of the attending anesthesiologist that a broken piece of stylet had been left inside the lumen of the endotracheal tube. Prior to this, there was no evidence of a foreign body in the endotracheal tube or tracheobronchial tree. The broken piece of stylet was successfully retrieved with the help of a Kocher's forceps.

KEYWORDS:

Broken stylet; Case report; Endotracheal tube obstruction; Foreign body; Oman

PMID:
21509094
PMCID:
PMC3074643
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