ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Left main bronchial rupture due to blunt thoracic trauma: a case report
Sedat Demircan, Cemil Deniz Yorgancılar, Ali Çelik, Özgür Karakurt
Gazi Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.031
Bronchial rupture may rarely be seen after blunt thoracic traumas. As it is difficult to diagnose, there may be delays in the treatment. A 20-year-old male patient was admitted to our emergency clinic after an in-car traffic accident. Bilateral tube thoracostomy was performed for bilateral hemopneumothorax. The radiological and bronchoscopic investigations revealed left main bronchus rupture. We report this case as the bronchial rupture was localized on the left, which is a more uncommon localization, and left pneumonectomy was performed due to the dehiscence of bronchial anastomosis as a result of lung parenchymal infection.
Keywords : Left main bronchial rupture; thoracic trauma
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