Deeply positioned endotracheal tube

Case contributed by Dr Balint Botz

Presentation

Out-of-hospital CPR, ambulance crew performed rapid sequential intubation (RSI). Reduced oxygenation.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Supine mobile CXR

X-ray

AP CXR obtained in the EM department ICU shows a deeply positioned ETT arching into the right main bronchus. An ill-defined opacity can be also observed in the medial right middle zone - may represent atelectasis.

Case Discussion

Early position control after transfer prevented further complications such as the collapse of the left lung. 

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