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Table 3 The site of the tracheobronchial tear

From: Urgent surgical repair is pivotal in the management of major airway injury due to blunt trauma

Site of the tear Total cases (28) Urgent repair (21) Delayed repair (7) P value
Upper half of trachea 6 (21.4%) 6 (28.6%) 0 0.04
Main stem bronchus 8 (28.6%) 5 (17.9%) 3 (42.8%) 0.071
Lower trachea extending to Rt main bronchus 7 (25%) 4 (19.1%) 3 (42.8%) 0.218
Lower trachea extending to Lt main bronchus 4 (14.3%) 3 (14.3%) 1 (14.3%) 0.982
Complex injury 3 (10.7%) 3 (14.3%) 0 0.019