Management of blunt tracheobronchial trauma in the pediatric age group

@article{Ballouhey2012ManagementOB,
  title={Management of blunt tracheobronchial trauma in the pediatric age group},
  author={Quentin Ballouhey and Rose Fesseau and Vincent Benouaich and Sophie Lagarde and Sophie Breinig and Bertrand L{\'e}obon and Philippe Galinier},
  journal={European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={39},
  pages={167-171}
}
Tracheobronchial rupture (TBR) due to blunt chest trauma is a rare but life-threatening injury in the pediatric age group. The aim of this study was to propose a treatment strategy including bronchoscopy, surgery and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to optimize the emergency management of these patients. We reviewed a series of 27 patients with post-traumatic TBR treated since 1996 in our pediatric trauma center. Seven cases had persistent and large volume air leaks. Flexible… CONTINUE READING

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