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Normothermia and Kinking of PVC Tube - What is the Alternative?


  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh – 160030, India


Discovering intraoperative airway obstruction in a prone position can be aptly described as an anesthetist's nightmare, more so when no observable and common cause can be detected. We report a case of intraoral endotracheal tube kinking in a 45-year old female patient who was undergoing removal of epidermoid cyst of the 4th ventricle in a prone position. The kink, that was intraoral, was noticed at an unusual position 2 cms beyond the inflation lumen cut off point. This case report reinforces upon anesthesiologist to be more vigilant in patients undergoing surgery in the prone position.


Endotracheal Tube, Kinking, Prone Position.

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