Figure 7.61. Serial chest radiographs of an infant with left lung and right upper lobe opacification as the result of right mainstem bronchus intubation (left). After repositioning the endotracheal tube there was rapid resolution of the atelectasis (right).
Figure 7.62. Lateral view of the chest and abdomen in an infant who has a "swallowed endotracheal tube." Note that the endotracheal tube is a cuffed tube which is rarely used at the present time. During resuscitation instead of endotracheal intubation the esophagus was inadvertently intubated and the tube was swallowed. This was successfully removed widiout any complication.
Was this article helpful?