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Major Complications of Endotracheal Tubes

Coronal CT reconstruction demonstrating tracheal stenosis in a patient following traumatic intubation.

Major complications from endotracheal tubes are unusual. These include tracheal stenosis, tracheal ruputure, cord paralysis, cervical mediastinal emphysema, hematoma, and abscess formation.

This CT reconstruction in the sagittal plane demonstrates the full extent of the lesion (arrows).

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