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Airway obstruction due to aspiration of muddy water


We report a case of complete airway obstruction due to aspiration of muddy water. An innovative approach to clear the airway is described, which may be a potentially life saving manoeuver in similar cases of suspected muddy water aspiration.

  • accidental
  • airway
  • ventilation
  • resuscitation
  • prehospital care, helicopter retrieval

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