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, cilt.21, ss.550-552, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7706
  • Dergi Adı: TURK GOGUS KALP DAMAR CERRAHISI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.550-552

Özet

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.