Larynx, hypopharynx and mandible injury due to external penetrating neck injury


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Acar G. O. , TEKİN M. , Cam O. H. , Kaytanci E.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.19, no.3, pp.271-273, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tjtes.2013.58259
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-273

Abstract

Esophageal and laryngeal injuries due to ballistic injuries are seldom encountered. Ballistic external neck traumas generally result in death. Incidence of external penetrant neck injuries may vary between 1/5000-137000 patients among emergency service referrals. Vascular injuries, esophagus-hypopharynx perforations, laryngotracheal injuries, bony fractures, and segmentations may be encountered in external neck traumas. Here we report a 27-year-old male patient who was referred to our emergency department and presented with hyoid bone fracture, multiple mandibular fractures, and hypopharynx perforation due to a ballistic external neck injury.