Case Report

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 668-670

First online:

Rupture of the left mainstem bronchus following endotracheal intubation in a neonate

  • C. Matthew HawkinsAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, University Hospital Email author 
  • , Alexander J. TowbinAffiliated withDepartment of Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare diagnosis with very high associated mortality in the neonatal population. Our case demonstrates the opportunity to diagnose this entity in a neonate via CT and introduces the utility of virtual bronchoscopy in clinical scenarios that preclude traditional bronchoscopy.


Bronchial rupture Tracheal rupture Neonate CT