Case Report

Endotracheal Tube Obstruction: A Manufacturing Defect


  • Ramazan Baldemir
  • Yavuz Akçaboy
  • Zeynep Nur Akçaboy
  • Nermin Göğüş

Received Date: 04.12.2013 Accepted Date: 04.06.2014 Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2015;43(1):62-64

Various manufacturing defects of endotracheal tubes are encountered in anaesthesia practice. One of the important defects of an endotracheal tube is that a partial or complete obstruction can be potentially life-threatening. Manufacturing defects may not be ascertainable by routine inspection. In this case report, we report a partial airway obstruction caused by a plastic membrane in the connector of an endotracheal tube as a manufacturing defect.

Keywords: Endotracheal tube, manufacturing defects, obstruction