Delayed diagnosis of tooth aspiration in three multiple trauma patients with mechanical ventilation
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, 310009 China
2 Department of Radiology, Second Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University, School of Medicine, Hangzhou, 310009 China
Critical Care 2011, 15:424 doi:10.1186/cc10148Published: 12 May 2011
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Tooth aspiration is a critical and rare complication in trauma patients. It can remain undetected and misdiagnosed. Here we present three mechanically ventilated multiple trauma cases with delayed diagnosis of bronchial tooth aspiration.