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RMJ. 2013; 38(2): 209-210


Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia

Yew Toong Liew, Somasundran Mutusamy, Ahmad Nordin, Chee Lun Lum, Cheng Ai Ong.

Abstract
This case report highlight an incidence where a 3 year old child presented with post extubation stridor due to a piece of fractured suction tube in tracheobronchial tree which was totally missed from chest x ray initially till bronscopy was performed. This incidence was likely related to high pressure tracheobronchial suction and poor suctioning technique. Proper training in suctioning technique among health care staffs could help prevent the disaster to occur. Meticulous study of chest x ray could help to come to diagnosis earlier.

Key words: Endobronchial sunctioning, post extubation stridor, suction tube


 
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Liew YT, Mutusamy S, Nordin A, Lum CL, Ong CA. Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. RMJ. 2013; 38(2): 209-210.


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Liew YT, Mutusamy S, Nordin A, Lum CL, Ong CA. Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=30330 [Access: December 17, 2017].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Liew YT, Mutusamy S, Nordin A, Lum CL, Ong CA. Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. RMJ. 2013; 38(2): 209-210.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Liew YT, Mutusamy S, Nordin A, Lum CL, Ong CA. Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. RMJ. (2013), [cited December 17, 2017]; 38(2): 209-210.



Harvard Style

Liew, Y. T., Mutusamy, S., Nordin, A., Lum, C. L. & Ong, C. A. (2013) Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. RMJ, 38 (2), 209-210.



Turabian Style

Liew, Yew Toong, Somasundran Mutusamy, Ahmad Nordin, Chee Lun Lum, and Cheng Ai Ong. 2013. Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. Rawal Medical Journal, 38 (2), 209-210.



Chicago Style

Liew, Yew Toong, Somasundran Mutusamy, Ahmad Nordin, Chee Lun Lum, and Cheng Ai Ong. "Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia." Rawal Medical Journal 38 (2013), 209-210.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Liew, Yew Toong, Somasundran Mutusamy, Ahmad Nordin, Chee Lun Lum, and Cheng Ai Ong. "Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia." Rawal Medical Journal 38.2 (2013), 209-210. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Liew, Y. T., Mutusamy, S., Nordin, A., Lum, C. L. & Ong, C. A. (2013) Fractured suction catheter: First reported unusual foreign body in tracheobronchial tree from Malaysia. Rawal Medical Journal, 38 (2), 209-210.




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