Background: Subcutaneous emphysema is infiltration of
air under dermis layers in tracheobronchial injuries and needs to be
immediately addressed for proper management.
Aim: To assess the management protocols for
tracheobronchial injuries with subcutaneous emphysema.
design: Retrospective study.
and duration of study: Dept of Thoracic Surgery, Sandeman Provincial Hospital Quetta
from 01-01-2020 to 31-03-2021.
Methodology: Fifty patients were assessing for their
management techniques in tracheobronchial injuries with subcutaneous emphysema.
Patients with conservative as well as surgical management were completely
analyzed. Their data regarding traumatic injury was recorded.
Results: The mean age of patients was 22.3±5.2 years
with 85% being males and 15% females enrolled. Patients who had less traumatic
injury and were managed by conservative treatment has better recovery rate than
surgically operated cases.
Conclusion: Timely management with surgical procedure in
severe injuries is required for better recovery outcomes.
Keywords: Tracheobronchial injury, Subcutaneous
emphysema, Traumatic surgery