BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-007591
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Multidetector CT evaluation for the diagnosis of tracheal stenosis occurring shortly after intubation

  1. Yoshimichi Komatsu2
  1. 1Trauma and Critical Care Center, Suwa Red Cross Hospital, Suwa City, Nagano, Japan
  2. 2Department of Respiratory Medicine, Suwa Red Cross Hospital, Suwa City, Nagano, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Kazuyuki Yazawa, kazutora511{at}


A 22-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of loss of consciousness. She was seen ingesting excess schizophrenia medication following an argument. Twelve hours later, she was found unconscious and surrounded by vomit. Assessment on admission revealed: Glasgow Coma Score E1V1M4, temperature 38.4°C and pulse rate 135 bpm. She was severely underweight, with a body mass index of 15. She was intubated without difficulty immediately …

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