Penetrating injuries of the neck were always considered difficult to manage, mostly because of a dense concentration of vital structures contained in a very small body area. Many of these structures are difficult to examine and technically challenging to expose. The controversy between initial surgical management and a selective conservative approach still exists. This chapter discusses the initial evaluation of penetrating neck injuries and its historical evolution, aiming to offer guidelines in the management of specific complex injuries.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Trauma Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 1: Trauma Management, Trauma Critical Care, Orthopaedic Trauma and Neuro-Trauma|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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