ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Membranous Tracheal Rupture After Endotracheal Intubation
Nurettin KARAOĞLANOĞLU, Atilla EROĞLU, Celal TEKİNBAŞ, Atilla TÜRKYILMAZ
Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı
Tracheal rupture is complication of endotracheal intubation. Overinflation of the tracheal cuff is speculated to be a frequent cause of tracheal rupture. Our patient sustained a laceration of the trachea with massive subcutaneous emhysema and pneumothorax after endotracheal intubation. The diagnosis of tracheal rupture was confirmed by rigid broncopcopy, the patient immediately underwent a right thoracotomy and tear of the membraneous trachea was sutured. The treatment and results are discussed and the recent literature is rewieved.
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