A new risk of facemask ventilation: entrained esophageal air Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2010.12.025 PMID: 22050803 Web of Science: 000297035600011

Cited authors

  • Carollo, Dominic S.; Nossaman, Bobby D.; Gutkin, Alexander I.


  • Facemask ventilation has been associated with the development of postoperative nausea and vomiting, increasing the risk of tracheal aspiration; development of gastric distension that further impairs alveolar ventilation; perforation of gastric and duodenal ulcers; development of pneumothorax; extrabronchial air dissection; and development of cardiac dysrhythmias, including bradycardia from indirect vagal nerve stimulation. An unusual complication that occurred during prolonged facemask ventilation is presented: development of a pseudo-obstruction of the intrathoracic airway due to the presence of entrained esophageal air. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Publication date

  • 2011

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0952-8180

Start page

  • 569

End page

  • 571


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