Delay between onset of indication and definitive surgery for tracheal trauma

Mohammad Bin Pervez, Hassan Mushtaq, Shahmir Chauhan, Ali Aahil Noorali, Yasir Bilal Khan, Muhammad Saad Yousuf, Saulat Fatimi

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Tracheal stenosis is rare but a recognized complication after traumatic injury or prolonged intubation. We assessed the time lag between onset of indication for tracheal reconstruction surgery following trauma and actual surgical intervention. We reviewed our operative records for all patients undergoing tracheal reconstruction over the past 10 years. Files were reviewed retrospectively to collect all the relevant data. Surgically all patients were operated via cervical approach. Series 12 cases were identified with an equal split between external trauma and iatrogenic tracheal trauma from prolonged intubation. On, an average patients presented 185 days after initial indication of surgery however there was a wide range of time lag which leads to the importance of early diagnosis of such injuries to reduce delay of definitive management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S110-S112
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Trachea Reconstruction Trauma Delay


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