Airway obstruction due to intraoperative endotracheal tube cuff herniation: Case report

Karakaya M. A., Tukaç İ. C., Kutlu E., KARAASLAN P., TERCAN E.

Biomedical Research (India), vol.28, no.6, pp.2391-2392, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Biomedical Research (India)
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2391-2392
  • Keywords: Endotracheal intubation, Cuff herniation, Airway obstruction
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Endotracheal tube obstruction by blood, mucus material or kinking is not uncommon however endotracheal cuff herniation is an extremely rare condition. It could easily be overlooked and may cause airway obstruction. Bronchoscopy is the gold standard method of diagnosis. In this case report, we aimed to present an unusual case of intraoperative endotracheal tube cuff herniation in a 62 year-old patient scheduled for nephrectomy.