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Blunt pediatric laryngotracheal trauma: case reports and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8161397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blunt laryngotracheal trauma can be a life-threatening event. Two cases of isolated blunt laryngotracheal trauma in pediatric patients are presented. One case involves a 12-year-old mate who suffered isolated tracheal trauma from a fall. He developed respiratory distress and required a tracheostomy. Intraoperatively he was noted to have a thyroid cartilage fracture. The other case involves a 14-year-old female who was kicked in the neck by a horse. After unsuccessful intubation attempts that completed a tracheal transection, she required an emergency cricothyrotomy and a subsequent tracheostomy. The diagnosis, differential diagnosis, associated injuries, and treatment options for blunt laryngeal trauma are reviewed.
H Kadish; J Schunk; G A Woodward
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1994 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-20     Completed Date:  1994-05-20     Revised Date:  2005-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  207-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Diagnosis, Differential
Emergency Service, Hospital
Fractures, Cartilage / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy
Larynx / injuries*
Thyroid Cartilage / injuries
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Trachea / injuries*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis*,  epidemiology,  etiology,  therapy*

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