Misplaced endotracheal tube

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Presentation

No breath sounds on the left post intubation.

Modality: X-ray

Endotracheal tube (ETT) tip projects over the right main bronchus. Complete whiteout of the left hemithorax in keeping with collapse in this setting. 

Modality: X-ray

ETT has been pulled back and is now appropriately positioned with the tip in between the medial heads of the clavicles. Left lung has re-expanded. 

Case Discussion

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Case Information

rID: 11634
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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