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Pediatric Isolated Trachea Rupture Treated with a Conservative Approach



Tracheobronchial rupture as a result of blunt thoracic trauma is extremely rare in children; it is a life-threatening event, as it progresses rapidly and causes respiratory problems. The causes of non-penetrating tracheobronchial injury include blunt cervical trauma, endotracheal intubation, and other iatrogenic reasons.

This paper presents the clinical and radiological results of a pediatric patient who developed an isolated tracheal rupture following blunt thoracic trauma. 

25 May, 2016
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e-Published: 11 Jul, 2016


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