Cervical pharyngoesophageal and laryngotracheal injuries

Demetrios Demetriades, George G. Velmahos, Juan A. Asensio

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Aerodigestive tract injuries in the neck are found in about 7% of penetrating neck injuries and are very rare in blunt trauma. A combination of a good physical examination with endoscopy and esophagography can reliably diagnose all significant injuries. Airway control in laryngotracheal trauma is the most urgent priority and is often a difficult procedure. Although selected small pharyngeal and laryngotracheal injuries may be managed nonoperatively, all other aerodigestive tract injuries should be managed with early operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1044-1048
Number of pages5
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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