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Cricoid chondronecrosis: a serious complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation
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  • Walid BIJOU,
  • Youssef Oukessou,
  • Mohamed Laachoubi,
  • Sami Rouadi,
  • Reda Abada,
  • Mohamed Roubal,
  • Mohamed Mahtar
Walid BIJOU
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center

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Youssef Oukessou
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Mohamed Laachoubi
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Sami Rouadi
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Reda Abada
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Mohamed Roubal
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Mohamed Mahtar
Ibn Rochd University Hospital Center
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Abstract

Cricoid chondronecrosis is a rare life-threatening complication of endotracheal intubation. Herein we present a patient with a history of severe brain injury, who developed a cricoid chondronecrosis after ICU stay. We discuss the diagnosis of the condition, the causative factors, treatment through a literature review.