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Tracheal laceration from endotracheal intubation in a cat
  1. WT Wong and
  2. KA Brock
  1. Veterinary Clinic and Hospital, University of Melbourne, Werribee, Victoria, Australia.


Iatrogenic trauma to the upper airway as a result of the clinical use of endotracheal tubes has rarely been reported in domestic animals. This report describes a case of tracheal laceration in a cat after endotracheal intubation for a dental procedure under general anaesthesia. The diagnosis and successful management of the condition are discussed, and other complications of the use of cuffed endotracheal and tracheostomy tubes are considered.

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