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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 96-98
Bioline Code: cm09022
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2009, pp. 96-98

 en Airway bleed after percutaneous tracheostomy is not always procedure-related
Patil, Vijaya P; Singhal, Amit & Pramesh, CS

Abstract

Tracheotomies are the most frequent surgical procedures performed in the intensive care unit. We present a case of major hemorrhage that occurred in the intensive care unit during an elective percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in a 46-year-old female diagnosed with multiple myeloma. The patient was later taken to the operation theatre and procedure-related cause of bleeding was ruled out. It was subsequently realized that the cause of bleeding was intrapulmonary and occurred coincidently with the tracheostomy.

Keywords
Bleeding, complications, percutaneous tracheostomy

 
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