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CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83

A Case of Difficult Extubation


1 Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim Goa 403202., India
2 Senior Resident, Department of Anaesthesiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim Goa 403202., India
3 P.G Student, Department of Anaesthesiology, Goa Medical College, Bambolim Goa 403202., India

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C-7, Kavlekar Apt. Behind Kashinath Building, Khorlim, Mapusa, Goa 403507.
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The management of a case of difficult extubation due to inability to deflate the endotracheal tube cuff as a result of failure of pilot balloon assembly is presented. The importance of checking the endotracheal tube cuff and pilot system before adminis­tration of anaesthesia even in the case of a new endotracheal tube is emphasized.


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