Managing iatrogenic tracheal injuries. (Case reports)
Goonasekera, C. D. A., & Esufali, S. T. (2005). Managing iatrogenic tracheal injuries. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 9(2), 88-91. doi:10.4103/0972-5229.17095
We present three cases of iatrogenic tracheal injury. Two patients suffered acute tracheal injuries during anesthesia/surgery, one was managed surgically and the other conservatively. The third case is a delayed tracheal injury presenting as a fistula. The reasons for surgical vs conservative management of tracheal injuries and preventive measures are discussed.