Electrocautery-ignited surgical field fire caused by a high oxygen level during tracheostomy

Title
Electrocautery-ignited surgical field fire caused by a high oxygen level during tracheostomy
Author(s)
정태은이동협이장훈김명수이영욱
Issue Date
201410
Citation
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, v.47, no.5, pp.491 - 493
Abstract
Tracheostomy is a relatively common surgical procedure that is performed easily in an operating room or intensive care unit. Open tracheostomy is needed in patients requiring prolonged ventilation when percutaneous tracheostomy is inappropriate. Sometimes, it is difficult to achieve bleeding control in the peritracheal soft tissue, and in such cases, we usually use diathermy. However, the possibility of an electrocautery-ignited surgical field fire can be overlooked during the procedure. This case report serves as a reminder that the risk of a surgical field fire during tracheostomy is real, particularly in patients requiring high-oxygen therapy. ? 2014. The Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/30590http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2014.47.5.491
ISSN
2233-601X
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