Variation of vascular ring as a cause of extubation failure
1Children’s Hospital Zagreb Department of anesthesiology, reanimatology and intensive care
DOI: 10.22514/SV32.102008.4 Vol.3,Issue 2,October 2008 pp.29-31
Published: 01 October 2008
We report on an unexpected extubation failure in a two year old boy. In our patient, failure of extubation led to a diagnostic examination. The result of our examination was discovery of a congenital anomaly of the aortic arch and great vessels (vascular ring) with compression of the trachea. The presence of this anomaly in this patient was unknown to us before. A successful surgical procedure eliminated the underlying cause of the persistent extubation failures.
tracheal compression, vascular ring, extubation failure
IVANČICA ŠKARIĆ,JASMINKA JAKOBOVIĆ,MAJA KARAMAN ILIĆ,KARMEN KONDŽA Ć,IRENA BABIĆ. Variation of vascular ring as a cause of extubation failure. Signa Vitae. 2008. 3(2);29-31.
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