bronchial injuries are life-threatening traumas that usually develop after
traffic accidents or a fall from heights. The most common cause is motor
vehicle accidents. Tracheobronchial injuries develop in 1%-2% of blunt thoracic
traumas. The mortality rate is 30% in these patients and deaths usually occur
within the first hours. Sixty five percent of surviving patients are diagnosed
in later periods where complications are frequent. In conclusion, clinical
evaluation and diagnostic tests should be performed immediately and carefully.
In this study, a patient who developed tracheal rupture after blunt cervical
and thoracic trauma was presented.
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Kara, H. , Bayir, A. , Ak, A. , Tufekci, N. , Degirmenci, S. and Akinci, M. (2013) Tracheal rupture developing after blunt thoracic trauma. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine
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