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Letter

Delayed diagnosis of tooth aspiration in three multiple trauma patients with mechanical ventilation

Mao Zhang1, Guang-Ju Zhou1*, Song Zhao2, Jian-Xin Yang1, Xiao Lu1, Jian-Xin Gan1 and Shao-Wen Xu1

Author Affiliations

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

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Critical Care 2011, 15:424  doi:10.1186/cc10148

Published: 12 May 2011

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

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.