Traumatic intrathoracic tracheobronchial injuries: a study of 78 cases.

@article{Alassal2014TraumaticIT,
  title={Traumatic intrathoracic tracheobronchial injuries: a study of 78 cases.},
  author={Mohamed Alassal and Bedir M Ibrahim and Nabil Elsadeck},
  journal={Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={
          816-23
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tracheobronchial injuries are encountered with increasing frequency because of improvements in pre-hospital care. We reviewed our experience of these injuries to determine how to better recognize them and facilitate their correct management. METHODS Patients with traumatic non-iatrogenic intrathoracic tracheobronchial injuries managed in 2 tertiary centers in Saudi Arabia between 2000 and 2012, were studied. Clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, management, and outcome were… CONTINUE READING

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