Management of Complex Bronchial Ruptures in Blunt Trauma


Method From 1995-2014, 20 patients were operated for bronchial rupture due to blunt chest trauma. Of these, 7 had complex bronchial injuries (3 located in the right bronchial tree, 3 in the left bronchial tree and 1 had a rupture of both, right and left main bronchi). Injuries to the trachea and simple single bronchial ruptures (within 2.5-3 cm from the carina on the left, and within 1 cm on the right side) were excluded from the study, as well as isolated lobar and segmental injuries. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was diagnostic in all patients. All 7 patients had primary bronchial repair preserving most of the lung tissue, without need to use a cardiopulmonary bypass.

DOI: 10.1186/1749-8090-10-S1-A78

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@inproceedings{JamalEddine2015ManagementOC, title={Management of Complex Bronchial Ruptures in Blunt Trauma}, author={Hassan Jamal-Eddine and Haisam Saad}, booktitle={Journal of cardiothoracic surgery}, year={2015} }