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Unusually large sized bronchial cast/mucus plug after extubation leading to whole lung collapse-consolidation: a rare case report

Journal: International Journal of Advances in Medicine (Vol.1, No. 1)

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Page : 43-45

Keywords : Bronchial cast/mucus plug; Bronchoscopy; Chest physiotherapy; Post-extubation collapse; Spasmodic episodes;

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A critically ill patient of enteric encephalopathy with tetanus was hospitalized in a tertiary care ICU and intubated, put on ventilator. Patient had a whole lung collapse-consolidation developed just after extubation and noticed on physical examination and roentgenogram. After extensive chest physiotherapy a long and thick bronchial cast was removed and chest improved markedly thereafter.

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