Turkish Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
Case Report

A Rare Case of Pseudomembranous Tracheitis Presenting as Acute Stridor in a Patient after Extubation

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, Ministry of Health, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020; 58: 130-132
DOI: 10.5152/tao.2020.5095
Read: 64 Downloads: 34 Published: 10 July 2020

Pseudomembranous tracheitis is a rare life-threatening complication of endotracheal intubation. The exact mechanism of its formation is not well known, and it could mimic crusting or retained secretions in the trachea. We encountered a patient with history of recent intubation, presenting with acute stridor requiring emergency airway stabilization, and was eventually found to have pseudomembranous tracheitis.

 


 

Psödomembranöz trakeit, endotrakeal entübasyonun yaşamsal tehlike oluşturan ve ender görülen bir komplikasyonudur. Oluşum mekanizması tam olarak bilinmemektedir; trakeada kabuklanma veya salgı birikimini taklit edebilmektedir. Yakın dönemde entübe edilmiş olan ve acil havayolu stabilizasyonu gerektiren akut stridor ile başvuran hastada yapılan incelemeler sonucunda psödomembranöz trakeit saptandı.

 

Cite this article as: Ong HY, Ng JJ, Nadhrah MN, Shaariyah MM, Shashi G. A Rare Case of Pseudomembranous Tracheitis Presenting as Acute Stridor in a Patient after Extubation. Turk Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2020; 58(2): 130-2.

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