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Left bronchial disruption and aortic rupture after blunt chest trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11745066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 25-year-old male who had been involved in a traffic accident presented with a neurological disorder, bilateral pneumothoraces, and pneumomediastinum. Bronchoscopy revealed a complex rupture of the left bronchial tract. MRI revealed a sinus valsalva aneurysm. The bronchial lesion was first repaired via left thoracotomy. 10 days later, the aorta was repaired via sternotomy. In cases of combined bronchial and aortic lesion, a concomitant repair is not mandatory, at least when the aortic lesion appears limited and shows no signs of dissection.
O Baron; D Galetta; J C Roussel; J L Michaud
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0171-6425     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-17     Completed Date:  2002-03-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903387     Medline TA:  Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Laënnec Hospital, Boulevard J Monnod, 44093 Nantes Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Rupture / etiology*,  surgery
Bronchi / injuries*,  surgery
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Thoracic Injuries / complications*,  surgery
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  surgery

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