Cervical pharyngoesophageal and laryngotracheal injuries

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

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Abstract

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
Volume25
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Neck Injuries
Airway Management
Endoscopy
Physical Examination

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  • Surgery

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Cervical pharyngoesophageal and laryngotracheal injuries. / Demetriades, Demetrios; Velmahos, George G.; Asensio, Juan A.

In: World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 25, No. 8, 2001, p. 1044-1048.

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Demetriades, Demetrios ; Velmahos, George G. ; Asensio, Juan A. / Cervical pharyngoesophageal and laryngotracheal injuries. In: World Journal of Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 25, No. 8. pp. 1044-1048.
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