ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A case of tracheal disruption due to a cut injury
Erdoğan Dadaş
Köroğlu Devlet Hastanesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, Bolu
A 75-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency unit with anterior neck disruption as a result of a suicide attempt. Immediately, the patient was intubated and respiratory control was restored. At emergency operation, cervical tracheal disruption was repaired using separate prolene sutures. Postoperatively, positive pressure ventilation and activities that would cause tension on the suture line were avoided. After an uneventful postoperative care, the patient was discharged on the seventh day.
Keywords : Trachea/injuries/surgery; wounds, penetrating
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