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Lobar Bronchial Rupture with Persistent Atelectasis after Blunt Trauma
Jun Hyun Kim, Kyung Woo Kim, Chu Sung Cho, Sang Il Lee, Ji Yeon Kim, Kyung Tae Kim, Won Joo Choe, Jang Su Park, Jung Won Kim
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(4):344-347.   Published online November 30, 2014
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Rupture limited to the lobar bronchus from blunt trauma is especially rare, and the symptoms are light so diagnosis is difficult. In a patient who visited the hospital complaining of shortness of breath after falling down, atelectasis continued in the chest x-ray. Four days after visiting the hospital, a left upper lobar bronchial rupture was diagnosed through a bronchoscopy and 3 dimensional chest computerized tomography. When diagnosis is delayed in the case of a rupture limited to the lobar bronchus, bronchial obstruction can occur from the formation of granulation tissue, so regular monitoring is important. Therefore, when atelectasis continues after blunt trauma, it is important to differentially diagnose a lobar bronchial rupture through tests such as bronchoscopy.
Obstructive Fibrinous Tracheal Pseudomembrane Presented with Atelectasis
Jick Hwan Ha, Hyewon Lee, Young Jae Park, Hyeon Hui Kang, Hwa Sik Moon, Sang Haak Lee
Korean J Crit Care Med. 2014;29(2):110-113.   Published online May 31, 2014
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Obstructive fibrinous tracheal pseudomembrane (OFTP) is a rare condition usually associated with endotracheal intubation. Airway obstruction caused by OFTP may occur after endotracheal tube extubation and can lead to severe respiratory distress. It is a rare but potentially fatal complication. In this report, we present a case of OFTP presented with atelectasis that caused dyspnea after extubation and was successfully treated by mechanical removal using a rigid bronchoscope.


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