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Misplaced endotracheal tube

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Diagnosis certain

Presentation

No breath sounds on the left post intubation.

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.

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. 

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. 

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