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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;52(4):465-470.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.52.4.465   
Anesthetic Management of Complete Tracheal Transection using Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Support System : A case report.
Yun Ock Kim, Jeong Lak Lee, Jeong Won Kim, Won Joo Choi, Kyoung Tea Kim, Sang Ill Lee
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Ilsan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. jr1001@lycos.co.kr
Patients with complete tracheal transection present a considerable challenge to the anesthesiologist. A 38 year-old woman with complete tracheal transection above the aortic arch level due to blunt trauma was taken to the operating room for an attempt at tracheal repair. Anesthetic management was focused on the maintenance of the airway and adequate ventilation. Primary repair of the trachea was carried out under ventilation support via percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system. Until the disrupted trachea was exposed on the surgical field, ventilation was performed using a laryngeal mask. We discuss the anesthetic management strategies and the alternative mode of ventilation.
Key Words: laryngeal mask airway; percutaneous cardiopulmonary support system; tracheal transection; tracheobronchial injury


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