Tracheal injury due to blunt chest trauma: A rare surgical emergency

Usman Ahmad, Muhammad A. Javed, Saulat H. Fatimi

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Tracheal injury is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma. The patients usually present with signs of respiratory distress. Primary repair is the treatment of choice in case of large defects, while small tears can be managed conservatively. Immediate operation is recommended to improve deteriorating pulmonary function. The decrease in mortality and long-term morbidity depends on early diagnosis. We report a case of tracheal injury due to non-penetrating thoracic trauma which was successfully managed with surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-423
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2006


  • Blunt trauma
  • Pneumathorax
  • Tracheal rupture


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