ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An occupational accident causing tracheal rupture
Oya Uncu İmamoğlu, Bülent Aydemir, Recep Ustaalioğlu, Tamer Okay, Ilgaz Doğusoy
Dr. Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.3982
A 61-year-old male patient with paraplegia resulting from working accident was admitted to a private hospital. He underwent bilateral tube thoracostomy and left arm amputation. The patient, who underwent thorax computed tomography on third day during the follow-up, was referred to our clinic due to suspected tracheal rupture. When the diagnosis of tracheal rupture was confirmed by rigid and fiberoptic broncoscopy, the patient was operated. During the operation, a rupture lying between the thoracic inlet to the right main bronchus was detected and was repaired with primary suture. The patient was discharged on the 20th day of the operation, although a positive culture from the bronchial system was detected during the perioperative period.
Keywords : Tracheal incury; tracheal rupture; trauma
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