An unnoticed broken sheathed metallic stylet in an endotracheal tube: A case report

Pradeep K. Sharma, Rashid M. Khan, Naresh Kaul

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We report a 58-years old patient, who underwent surgery for a fracture to the neck of the femur. Tracheal intubation was performed with the aid of a stylet; however, 15 minutes later, it was brought to the notice of the attending anesthesiologist that a broken piece of stylet had been left inside the lumen of the endotracheal tube. Prior to this, there was no evidence of a foreign body in the endotracheal tube or tracheobronchial tree. The broken piece of stylet was successfully retrieved with the help of a Kocher’s forceps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-128
Number of pages3
JournalSultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2010



  • Broken stylet
  • Case report
  • Endotracheal tube obstruction
  • Foreign body
  • Oman

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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