Extended Membranous Tracheobronchial Rupture after Tracheal Intubation

L. Santambrogio, M. Nosotti, U. Cioffi, M. De Simone, G. Pavoni, A. Testori

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Membranous tracheo-bronchial rupture due to tracheal intubation has been infrequently reported. We present a previous unreported case of an extended membranous tracheo-bronchial laceration successfully repaired, on an emergency basis, through a right thoracotomy and cervicotomy with primary multiple interrupted sutures without the use of a free patch. We believe that in this complication the prognosis is generally good and much more linked to the underlying disease than to tracheal rupture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998


  • Complications
  • Intubation
  • Tracheal rapture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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