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Tracheobronchial Trauma

  • Douglas E. Wood
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Abstract

Tracheobronchial injury is uncommon but immediately life-threatening. The immediate sequelae can be death from asphyxiation, while lack of recognition or incorrect management may result in life threatening or disabling or airway stricture. Both penetrating and blunt injuries of the neck or chest can result in airway trauma. Laryngeal injuries have a unique spectrum of evaluation and management and this text will deal only with acute management and not with the topic of more complex laryngeal reconstruction.

Keywords

Blunt Trauma Mainstem Bronchus Airway Injury Tracheal Injury Left Mainstem Bronchus 
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