Traumatic complete avulsion of the right main bronchus: an emergency life threatening clinical entity and its management


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YAZKAN R. , DÖNGEL İ. , Camas H. E. , PEKER T. T.

TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.550-552, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7706
  • Title of Journal : TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.550-552

Abstract

Tracheobronchial injuries may vary from a simple tear of membranous trachea to the rupture or avulsion in different locations. A small tear may cause tension pneumothorax sometimes, while main bronchial rupture does not lead to pneumothorax or hemothorax. The diagnosis of tracheobronchial injuries is initially based on a careful history and detailed physical examination of the patient. In case of suspected bronchial injury, diagnostic methods should be carried out rapidly. In this article, we reported a 22-year-old male case of traumatic complete avulsion of the right main bronchus and its successful management technique.