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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 201-204

Aspirated nasal gauze: An avoidable nightmare!

Department of Anaesthesiology, IMS-BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Reena
Department of Anaesthesiology, IMS-BHU, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/arwy.arwy_44_21

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Nasal packs are used in a variety of nasal surgeries. Anaesthesiologists should be aware of the numbers used and their appropriate placements. Accidental tracheobronchial aspiration of a nasal gauze can be catastrophic, resulting in increased patient morbidity and mortality. Rapid diagnosis and quick management should be initiated by maintaining a high index of suspicion and resorting to immediate bronchoscopic removal of the aspirated material.

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