An Unusual Presentation of Bronchial Rupture

Authors: Goktalay, Tugba; Yaldiz, Sadik; Ozgen Alpaydin, Aylin; Goktan, Cihan; Celik, Pinar

Source: Respiratory Care, Volume 56, Number 6, June 2011 , pp. 858-860(3)

Publisher: The Journal Respiratory Care Company

Buy & download fulltext article:

The full text article is not available for purchase.

The publisher only permits individual articles to be downloaded by subscribers.


Persistent hydropneumothorax was diagnosed in a 62-year-old female with a history of blunt trauma, although she was treated with chest tube and closed underwater seal drainage. Computed tomography and fiberoptic bronchoscopy findings were consistent with “fallen lung” syndrome. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy also found a cavitary lesion at the right tracheobronchial angle. Forceps biopsy of the cavitary lesion indicated bronchogenic carcinoma. Our final diagnosis was tracheobronchial complete rupture and fallen lung syndrome secondary to malignancy.

Keywords: blunt chest trauma; bronchial rupture; fallen lung

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey

Publication date: June 1, 2011

More about this publication?
Related content



Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content

Text size:

A | A | A | A
Share this item with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. print icon Print this page