ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
TRACHEABRONCHIAL INJURIES
Bülent TUNÇÖZGÜR, Hikmet YILDIZ, Haşim ÜSTÜNSOY, Maruf ŞANLI, Cumhur SİVRİKOZ, Levent ELBEYLİ
Gaziantep Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, GAZİANTEP
Injuries of the tracheabronchial from that ocurs after traffic accidents or falling high are the most serious and life-threatening of all traumatic injuries. In this paper we report five cases that were diagnosed and treated in our department. Four of them were bronchial rupture following blunt trauma and the other one was tracheal rupture caused by stab wound. Although bronchoscopy was performed in all of them on the preoperative period, the diagnosis wes complete in only three cases. Tracheal or tracheobronchial injuries were determined with exploration on the other cases.
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