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Unusual presentation of blunt laryngeal injury with cricotracheal disruption by attempted hanging: A case report

Lookup NU author(s): David Borowski, Pallavi Mehrotra, Dr David Tennant, Duncan Cameron


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The management of a patient with traumatic disruption of the cricotracheal junction in an attempted suicide by hanging is described. Such injury is uncommon, and many patients die at the scene; detailed radiologic imaging is rare because of the urgency of airway management. The delayed complete disruption of the major airway in this patient allowed adequate imaging and corrective management. Associated soft-tissue injuries of the great vessels of the neck are also described.

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Author(s): Borowski DW, Mehrotra P, Tennant D, El Badawey MR, Cameron DS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: American Journal of Otolaryngology

Year: 2004

Volume: 25

Issue: 3

Pages: 195-198

ISSN (print): 0196-0709

ISSN (electronic): 1532-818X

Publisher: WB Saunders Co.


DOI: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2003.11.001


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