Iatrogenic tracheobronchial tear during paediatric thoracoscopic oesophageal repair: an anaesthetic challenge

Kamath, Pooja R and Handattu, Mahabaleswara Krishna and Budania, Lokvendra Singh and Nileshwar, Anitha (2019) Iatrogenic tracheobronchial tear during paediatric thoracoscopic oesophageal repair: an anaesthetic challenge. BMJ Case Report, 12. pp. 1-3. ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

Iatrogenic tracheobronchial injury is rare. Limited data is available on such injuries in infants and management of these is challenging. We present a 7-month-old male infant who was diagnosed with oesophageal stricture, and was planned for thoracoscopic repair of the same. Anaesthetic management with a single lumen tracheal tube ensued. However, an intraoperative loss of capnogram and desaturation led to the diagnosis of iatrogenic tracheobronchial injury. After unsuccessful pursuits with a Fogarty catheter through the tracheobronchial tear and through the right bronchus for lung isolation, blind left endobronchial intubation with a smaller tube and one lung ventilation was successful. The rent was repaired by an open procedure, and oesophageal surgery completed. However, the child succumbed and died of multiorgan failure 3 days later.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 09:37
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 09:37
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/153824

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