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Rupture of the thoracic trachea with a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of cardiovascular surgery
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
4
Pages
351–353
Identifiers
PMID: 7929552
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Tracheal rupture from within is uncommon and always iatrogenic. We report a case of a tracheal rupture following the use of a Sengstaken-Blakemore tube to control a gastroesophageal hemorrhage. Emergency surgical repair was required. Although complications associated with balloon tamponade are well-documented, no major tracheal injury has ever been reported.

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