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Pediatr Radiol. 2011 May;41(5):668-70. doi: 10.1007/s00247-010-1887-0. Epub 2010 Nov 13.

Rupture of the left mainstem bronchus following endotracheal intubation in a neonate.

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  • 1Department of Radiology, University Hospital, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0761, USA. hawkcm@gmail.com


Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare diagnosis with very high associated mortality in the neonatal population. Our case demonstrates the opportunity to diagnose this entity in a neonate via CT and introduces the utility of virtual bronchoscopy in clinical scenarios that preclude traditional bronchoscopy.

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