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VOLUME 27 , ISSUE 3 ( September, 2016 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

When a Safety-Valve Became a Ticking Time-Bomb: Fractured Tracheostomy Tube as a Tracheobronchial Foreign Body in a Child

Anand Viswanathan, Subbian Esakkimuthu

Citation Information : Viswanathan A, Esakkimuthu S. When a Safety-Valve Became a Ticking Time-Bomb: Fractured Tracheostomy Tube as a Tracheobronchial Foreign Body in a Child. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2016; 27 (3):87-89.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-27-3-87

Published Online: 00-09-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Tracheostomy Tube care is a part of respiratory rehabilitation in acquired brain injury but just tracheostomy tube insertion is not enough. Checking for Pre-requisites including manufacturing details, and regular follow – up is important. Here we present a rare case of fracturing of the tracheostomy tube in a traumatic brain injury which was managed timely.


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