Traumatic bronchial rupture and platypnea-orthodeoxia

John A. Odell, Cesar A. Keller, David B. Erasmus, Mathew T. Stritt

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A patient with blunt trauma and traumatic bronchial rupture and lung collapse had prominent symptoms of platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome. These symptoms were relieved by bronchial repair. The syndrome is rarely seen and is usually associated with a patent foramen ovale or atrial septal defect. The syndrome has not been described previously in association with traumatic bronchial rupture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)662-664
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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