Complete Cricotracheal Separation Following Blunt Trauma To The Neck

Aharon Hermon*, Karl Segal, Gady Har-El, Aristede Abraham, Jack Sidi

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Abstract

We report a case of complete cricotracheal transection with wide separation of the ends, a rare injury. Because of the good general and respiratory condition of the patient on admission, the pathognomonic signs of laryngeal injury were not noticed, causing an unnecessary delay in treatment. Deteriorating respiratory status with progressing cervical subcutaneous emphysema brought up the diagnosis of laryngotracheal injury. Treatment was immediate and included tracheotomy and primary end-to-end anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1365-1367
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1987

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