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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Annals of Thoracic Surgery|
|State||Published - Feb 1 2012|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine