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LEARNING CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 32-35

Pneumopericardium - an unusual complication of broken tracheostomy tube presenting as foreign body trachea


Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Jayita Poduval
D-2-7, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Campus, Dhanvantari Nagar, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2230-9748.141465

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Foreign bodies in the trachea may be of various kinds and usually present as acute respiratory emergencies, which if not treated expediently, may prove fatal. A broken tracheostomy tube is an unusual foreign body and defeats the purpose for which a tracheostomy is done, namely to facilitate breathing. We present here yet another similar case, but with an impending pneumopericardium, and suggest remedial measures, along with a review of literature.


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