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Postintubation Tracheal Stenosis: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review

Eti Ajit, Anup Banur, Kushal Bondade, Priyadarshini Raykar

Keywords : Endotracheal tube cuff pressure, postintubation tracheal stenosis, prevention

Citation Information : Ajit E, Banur A, Bondade K, Raykar P. Postintubation Tracheal Stenosis: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review. Indian J Respir Care 2019; 8 (2):127-129.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_51_18

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 05-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Tracheal stenosis (TS) is a well.recognized yet underdiagnosed complication of prolonged intubation. Mechanisms include tracheal injury during intubation and ischemia of tracheal mucosa at the site of the endotracheal tube cuff and resultant fibrotic stenosis. TS usually develops 3.6 weeks following extubation and is often misdiagnosed as bronchial asthma. We report two such cases who developed TS following prolonged intubation.

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