ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Traumatic complete avulsion of the right main bronchus: an emergency life threatening clinical entity and its management
Rasih Yazkan1, İsa Döngel1, Hasan Ekrem Çamaş1, Tülay Tunçer Peker2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medicine Faculty of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
2Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Medicine Faculty of Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7706
Tracheobronchial injuries may vary from a simple tear of membranous trachea to the rupture or avulsion in different locations. A small tear may cause tension pneumothorax sometimes, while main bronchial rupture does not lead to pneumothorax or hemothorax. The diagnosis of tracheobronchial injuries is initially based on a careful history and detailed physical examination of the patient. In case of suspected bronchial injury, diagnostic methods should be carried out rapidly. In this article, we reported a 22-year-old male case of traumatic complete avulsion of the right main bronchus and its successful management technique.
Keywords : Avulsion; bronchus; chest injury; surgery
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