One case of tracheal rupture after blunt chest trauma diagnosed early by fiberoptic bronchoscopy

Kyu Park Byung Kyu Park, Gyun Kim Do Gyun Kim, Ki Ko Won Ki Ko, Hoon Ahn Sang Hoon Ahn, Gyoo Yang Dong Gyoo Yang, Kyu Kim Sung Kyu Kim, Young Lee Won Young Lee, Dong Kim Kil Dong Kim

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Abstract

Tracheobronchial rupture is one of the less-common injuries associated with blunt chest trauma. The diagnosis of tracheobronchial rupture is not easy, but failure to diagnosis may lead to death or long-term disability. Early diagnosis and appropriate management can reduce the mortality and morbidity. Bronchoscopy is the diagnostic method of choice for patients with tracheobronchial rupture. We report a case of tracheal rupture after blunt chest trauma. A 40-year-old man was transferred to our hospital for dyspnea after blunt chest trauma. He was promptly diagnosed as tracheal rupture by fiberoptic bronchoscopy and chest computed tomogram. He was successfully managed by thoracotomy and primary repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)586-590
Number of pages5
JournalTuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Volume46
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Byung Kyu Park, K. P., Do Gyun Kim, G. K., Won Ki Ko, K. K., Sang Hoon Ahn, H. A., Dong Gyoo Yang, G. Y., Sung Kyu Kim, K. K., Won Young Lee, Y. L., & Kil Dong Kim, D. K. (1999). One case of tracheal rupture after blunt chest trauma diagnosed early by fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, 46(4), 586-590.