Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 197–199 | Cite as

Main stem bronchial occlusion in a neonate

  • I. D. Arad
  • E. Rosenmann
Case Reports


In recent years it has become evident that partial obstruction of bronchi can be acquired postnatally secondary to mechanical trauma caused during prolonged endotracheal intubation. In the presented case, a complete obstruction of the right main stem bronchus developed during the neonatal period despite a relatively short time of intubation. The etiological background is discussed.

Key words

Mainstem bronchial obstruction Bronchial atresia and stenosis Endotracheal intubation 


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© Springer-Verlag 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. D. Arad
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Rosenmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of PediatricsHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PathologyHadassah University HospitalJerusalemIsrael

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