Critical Care/Respiratory CareEndotracheal Tube Obstruction Due to Aspirated Foreign Bodies: An Overview of Etiology, Diagnosis, and ManagementAlwassia, Ahmad A. MD*; Jose, Arun MD*; Raddaoui, Leen MBBS†; Hawkins, Katrina MD‡; Ahari, Jalil MD*Author Information *Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division †Internal Medicine Division, The George Washington University ‡Department of Critical Care Medicine, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC Disclosure: The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Address correspondence to: Ahmad A. Alwassia, MD, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine Division, The George Washington University MFA, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 22037. E-mail: [email protected]. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine: January 2018 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 20-22 doi: 10.1097/CPM.0000000000000245 Buy Metrics Abstract Endotracheal tube obstruction commonly occurs in the intensive care unit with many possible etiologies. Endotracheal tube obstruction due to an aspirated foreign body is less common; however, it can lead to major impairment in ventilation and if unrecognized can be fatal. This report reviews the literature on the previously reported etiologies. In addition, a case vignette is presented as an illustration. Copyright © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.