ETT down right main bronchus (fractures)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
Modality: X-ray

The ETT is down the right main bronchus and there has been complete collapse of the left lung.  Note multiple healed rib fractures bilaterally.

20 minutes later

Modality: X-ray

The ETT has been retracted, the lung has reinflated but the rib fractures are now less evident.

Case Discussion

The ETT has been retracted and the lung has re-expanded (the importance of timely recognition of malplacement). Bilateral rib fractures can been seen - they are old with callus around them.

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Case Information

rID: 23919
Case created: 17th Jul 2013
Last edited: 14th Oct 2015
System: Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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