Conservative management of pediatric tracheal rupture
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Tracheal injuries are uncommon events, often occurring following blunt or penetrating trauma to the neck or chest, or during endotracheal intubation. Injury to the pediatric trachea is exceptionally rare, owing in part to protection of the cervical trachea by the mandible, and the relative elasticity of the trachea in children. When they do occur, pediatric tracheal injuries are often overshadowed by major injuries to other organ systems, potentially leading to delayed diagnosis or death. The purpose of this report is to present the diagnosis and interdisciplinary management of a traumatic tracheal rupture in a child....

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ppul.23507/full
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