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Airway Management of Massive Hemoptysis in a Tracheostomized Patient: A Clinical Approach

Tariq Janjua, Fawad Bangash, Luis R Moscote-Salazar

Keywords : Critical care, Hemoptysis, Tracheostomy

Citation Information : Janjua T, Bangash F, Moscote-Salazar LR. Airway Management of Massive Hemoptysis in a Tracheostomized Patient: A Clinical Approach. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2021; 10 (2):85-86.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1320

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Airway management in a critical care environment is one of the most important and difficult procedures. This procedure is usually complicated with marked derangements in patients. These derangements lead to minimal time to act and maneuver intubation with no or minimal impact on the underlying condition. One of these conditions is the continued critical care need for tracheotomized patients. The complications of tracheostomy and airway management are challenging tasks. One of the complications is airway compromise due to hemorrhage requiring airway control. Here, we describe two cases with a proposed pathway.


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