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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2001 April;42(2):269-70

Copyright © 2009 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Traumatic rupture of the bronchus

Yamamoto K., Kosaba S., Ikeda T., Fukuhara H.

From Division of Respiratory Disease Matsue Red Cross Hospital, Matsue, Shimane, Japan


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We expe­ri­enced a ­case of incom­plete trau­mat­ic rup­ture of ­the bron­chus ­which ­was oper­at­ed on ­two ­months ­after a traf­fic acci­dent. Traumatic rup­ture of ­the bron­chus is ­rare ­after ­blunt ­chest inju­ry ­but it ­can ­have seri­ous con­se­quenc­es. Early sur­gi­cal ­repair is rec­om­mend­ed with­out repeat­ed ­attempts to ­remove gran­u­la­tion tis­sue if ­the ­initial ­attempt at ­non-sur­gi­cal ­repair ­results in fail­ure, ­even in ­the ­case of incom­plete rup­ture.

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