Management of penetrating neck injuries

Patrizio Petrone, Juan M. Verde, Juan A. Asensio

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1: Trauma Management, Trauma Critical Care, Orthopaedic Trauma and Neuro-Trauma
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9788847054035
ISBN (Print)9788847054028
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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