Nonoperative management of postintubation tracheal injuries.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare but potentially lethal complication. We present 2 patients with postintubation tracheobronchial rupture who were successfully treated nonoperatively. Goals when treating such patients should include early recognition, appropriate antibiotic coverage, careful selection of operative candidates, and proper endotracheal tube and ventilator management. When treated properly, patients with tracheobronchial rupture can make a full recovery without the need for surgical intervention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fong, PA; Seder, CW; Chmielewski, GW; Welsh, RJ

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1265 - 1266

PubMed ID

  • 20338349

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6259

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.07.093


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands