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17. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie

11.09. bis 13.09.2008, Bremen

Primary surgical repair of traumatic ruptured bronchus intermedius in closed chest trauma

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  • S. Guska - Klinik fuer Thoraxchirurgie UKZ Sarajewo
  • A. Pilav - Klinik fuer Thoraxchirurgie UKZ Sarajewo
  • B. Banjanovic - Klinik fuer Thoraxchirurgie UKZ Sarajewo

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie. 17. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Thoraxchirurgie. Bremen, 11.-13.09.2008. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2008. Doc08dgt12

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Published: October 22, 2008

© 2008 Guska et al.
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Traumatic rupture of the major intrathoracic airway following blunt thoracic trauma is a potentially lethal injury which can be repaired successfully if the diagnosis is made early. Early repair of the bronchus will ensure a good anatomic result and almost complete return of pulmonary function.This article describes the situation in a patient with complete transversal and partial longitudinal rupture of the bronchus intermedius after car accidents. Bronchus injury was repaired primarily with uneventful recovery.

Key words: blunt thoracic trauma, airway rupture, early surgery