Airway injury during emergency transcutaneous airway access: a comparison at cricothyroid and tracheal sites.
AffiliationDepartment of Anaesthesia, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Wounds and Injuries
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CitationAirway injury during emergency transcutaneous airway access: a comparison at cricothyroid and tracheal sites. 2009, 109 (6):1901-7 Anesth. Analg.
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
AbstractAirway injury and luminal compression were more common at the tracheal site than at the CTM. The ST and TT were associated with the highest incidence of injury. This has implications for emergency airway access in cases in which it may be difficult to accurately identify the CTM.
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