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Initial Assessment and Stabilization of the Airway for a Rare Case: Tracheobronchial Injury Occurred with Neck Scarf

Journal: Austin Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (Vol.2, No. 6)

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Keywords : Tracheobronchial injury; Neck; Scarf; Emergency department;

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Tracheobronchial injuries are rare but potentially life-threatening. Tracheobronchial injury should be suspected in traumatic patient who has an opened wound with air entry and exit, dyspnea, hemoptysis, subcutaneous emphysema, upper rib fractures, chest tube with leakage and providing no expansion. A blunt cervical trachea injury due to scarf that covered the neck and seen rare was discussed in present case.

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