ISSN 2149-5807 | E-ISSN 2149-6048
Case Report
Penetrating Tracheabronchıal Injuries: A Case of Industrial Accident in Emergency Department
1 Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye  
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Abant İzzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey  
3 Atatürk Üniversitesi T›p Fakültesi Gö¤üs Cerrahisi A.D-Erzurum  
4 Erzurum Atatürk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Erzurum, Türkiye  
5 Atatürk Üniversitesi T›p Fakültesi Acil T›p A.D-Erzurum  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2009; 8: 53-56
DOI: 10.4170/jaem.2009.01.0010
Key Words: Tracheabronchial injuries, cervical penetrating tracheal injury, industrial accident
Abstract

Tracheobronchial injuries are seen rare, but considering their functions, these injuries may cause destructive effects. Prehospital care and recent advances in advanced cardiac life support made these cases more prevalent. 
A 30-year-old furnisher man admitted to the emergency service due to cervical injury by an air pistol which is used to stick nails accidentally. He had complained of neck pain, feeling of hurt in inspirium, and sticked nails on supraclaviculary region and sternal arm of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. After initial examination and management, the foreign bodies were removed in appropriate conditions. Lesions were primarily sutured. The patient was discharged without any complication on the third day.
Due to its high mortality and controversies in diagnostic and treatment modalities, tracheobronchial injuries are important problems to emphasize.

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