Tracheobronchial injuries from blunt trauma

ANZ J Surg. 2006 May;76(5):414-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2006.03738.x.


Tracheobronchial injuries from trauma can be life threatening. We present a case report of a 23-year-old man who suffered a left main bronchus transection after a motorbike accident. The diagnostic and management issues surrounding tracheobronchial injuries are reviewed. Early diagnosis and treatment lead to the best outcome, with almost complete return of pulmonary function.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bronchi / injuries*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Trachea / injuries*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*