Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 668–670

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

Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00247-010-1887-0

Cite this article as:
Hawkins, C.M. & Towbin, A.J. Pediatr Radiol (2011) 41: 668. doi:10.1007/s00247-010-1887-0


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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalCincinnatiUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyCincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnatiUSA

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