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Title: Treatment of delayed partial bronchial rupture with expandable metallic stent
Authors: Sim, E.K.W. 
Liam, B.L.
Lee, K.H. 
Tan, L. 
Chan, W.X.
Keywords: Bronchial rupture
Bronchial stents
Chest trauma
Issue Date: Jun-1999
Citation: Sim, E.K.W., Liam, B.L., Lee, K.H., Tan, L., Chan, W.X. (1999-06). Treatment of delayed partial bronchial rupture with expandable metallic stent. Singapore Medical Journal 40 (6) : 428-429. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Traumatic bronchial rupture is a rare entity. The severity of the trauma often causes lethal injury to other thoracic organs. The incidence in patients with blunt chest trauma admitted to the hospital ranges from 1.5% to 3%. As a rule, early diagnosis and surgical treatment are important to facilitate successful repair of the disruption. We describe an unusual case of bronchial rupture which was diagnosed 15 days after blunt chest trauma and was treated by bronchial stenting. The success of this case involving the left main bronchial rupture provides a feasible alternative to the repair of partial airway disruption and greatly reduces the morbidity.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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