Ventilator-associated necrotizing tracheobronchitis in a patient on high-frequency oscillatory ventilation

Christopher W. Bunt, Kevin K. Chung*, Edward N. Omron, Janet Myers, Russell C. Gilbert, Rebecca Christensen

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High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is used extensively in the neonatal population. In adults, it is still considered an alternative mode of ventilation for cases of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome refractory to conventional mechanical ventilation (CMV). Reported complications with HFOV among adults include pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and subcutaneous emphysema. Ventilator-associated necrotizing tracheobronchitis (VANTB) is a well-documented complication with HFOV in neonates. In adults, only 11 cases have been reported, 9 patients on high-frequency jet ventilation, and 2 patients on CMV We report a case of VANTB in an adult on HFOV, discuss potential causes, and offer management options.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bronchology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Associated
  • Complication
  • Necrotic
  • Oscillatory
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Ventilator


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