• Sleeve resection for delayed presentation of traumatic bronchial transection.

      Mohamed, H Y; Luke, D A; National Centre for Cardiothoracic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles St, Dublin 7. hy53mohd@yahoo.ie (2010-02)
      Tracheobronchial disruption is uncommon in blunt chest trauma. Many of these patients die before reaching the hospital. In the majority of survivors diagnosis is occasionally delayed resulting in complications like airway stenosis and lung collapse. Thus it is important to have radiological follow up after severe thoracic trauma. Sleeve resection can be an excellent option to conserve lung tissue in delayed presentation of bronchial transection.