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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1998|
- Tracheal rapture
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