Valvular glottic obstruction following extubation

Authors

  • S. CHATTERJI,

    1. Sudarshan Chatterji, MD, DA, Lecturer, N.R. Gupta, MD, DARCP & S (Lond), Reader, T.R. Mishra, MD, DA, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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  • N. R. GUPTA,

    1. Sudarshan Chatterji, MD, DA, Lecturer, N.R. Gupta, MD, DARCP & S (Lond), Reader, T.R. Mishra, MD, DA, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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  • T. R. MISHRA

    1. Sudarshan Chatterji, MD, DA, Lecturer, N.R. Gupta, MD, DARCP & S (Lond), Reader, T.R. Mishra, MD, DA, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Summary

A case of glottic valvular obstruction following extubation is reported. The cause was bilateral dislocation of arytenoidr due to coughing on the tracheal tube, which resolved automatically following a further bout of coughing.

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