Tracheobronchial Injury is a topic covered in the Pediatric Surgery NaT.

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Introduction

The increased compliance of a child’s chest wall allows tracheobronchial injury to occur without the suggestive chest wall injuries usually present in adult patients who have a similar mechanism of injury. Children with tracheobronchial injuries are likely to have associated multisystem injuries that may require emergent treatment.

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Last updated: March 19, 2018