Acute major airway injuries: clinical features and management.

  title={Acute major airway injuries: clinical features and management.},
  author={Alfredo Mussi and Marcello Carlo Ambrogi and Alessandro Ribechini and Marco Lucchi and F Menoni and Carlo Alberto Angeletti},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={46-51, discussion 51-2}
OBJECTIVE Patients with an acute major airway injury are coming at our attention with increasing frequency. Despite of its nature, post-traumatic or iatrogenic, these lesions may be life-threatening. An early diagnosis and a prompt treatment reduce morbidity and mortality. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the last 10 years, on a total of 55 patients treated in our institution for benign lesions of the major airway, 20 were with an acute injury; eleven females and nine males with a mean age of 58… CONTINUE READING