ETT down right main bronchus (fractures)

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

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

X-ray

20 minutes later

The ETT has been retracted, the lung has reinflated but the rib fractures are now less evident.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The ETT has been retracted and the lung has re-expanded (the importance of timely recognition of malplacement).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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