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Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2013 Apr;21(2):235-8. doi: 10.1177/0218492312452269.

Right pulmonary hilar pedicle injury secondary to blunt chest trauma in a child.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, UK.

Abstract

Combined tracheobronchial and thoracic vascular injury in children following blunt trauma to the chest is potentially life-threatening and almost certain to be fatal unless managed promptly. We report one such incident where prompt identification and early aggressive surgical management prevented an almost certain fatal outcome in a 5-year-old girl with complete disruption of the right main bronchus just distal to the carina, and a tear in the right pulmonary artery.

KEYWORDS:

Bronchi; high-frequency jet ventilation; nonpenetrating; thoracic injuries; vascular system injuries; wounds

PMID:
24532632
DOI:
10.1177/0218492312452269
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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