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Nasal packing: when a routine practice becomes a life-threatening emergency
  • Eva Novoa,
  • Helge Junge
Eva Novoa
Kantonsspital Graubunden
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Helge Junge
Kantonsspital Graubunden
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Abstract

Nasal packing constitutes a common step in nasal procedures. A correct fixation is of uttermost importance to avoid posterior dislocation and aspiration. This case report highlights the risk of acute airway situations involving nasal packs and discuses common errors that should be avoided to prevent this life-threatening complication.

Peer review status:Published

17 May 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
25 Jun 2020Assigned to Editor
25 Jun 2020Submission Checks Completed
26 Jun 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Jul 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
27 Jul 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
16 Aug 2020Published in Clinical Case Reports. 10.1002/ccr3.3241