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Encyclopedia > Tracheobronchial

Relating to or located in both the Trachea and the Bronchi. Windpipe redirects here. ... A bronchus (plural bronchi, adjective bronchial) is a caliber of airways in the the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs. ...

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eMedicine - Tracheobronchial Tear : Article Excerpt by David W Light, IV (1082 words)
Tracheobronchial tears are rare injuries that are usually related to blunt trauma that involves a partial or complete laceration or puncture of the tracheal or bronchial wall.
Tracheobronchial injuries occur in 0.4-1.5% of patients with major blunt trauma and are found in 2.8-5.4% of trauma-related autopsies.
Tracheobronchial tears also have been reported in 18% of autopsies after the administration of emergency intubation; however, because minor injuries are often not identified, the actual frequency of this condition may remain unknown.
eMedicine - Tracheobronchial Tear : Article by David W Light, IV (4394 words)
In 10% of affected patients, the tear is incomplete, with preservation of the peritracheal or peribronchial connective tissue sheath or sealing of the tear by fibrin.
Tracheobronchial tears may not be visible if the tracheal mucosa remains intact or is sealed by fibrin.
In patients in whom tracheal or bronchial stenosis complicates a tracheobronchial tear, a stent may be used to maintain the airway.
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