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Conservative management of laryngeal perforation in a rural setting: case report and review of the literature on penetrating neck injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21435319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Penetrating neck injuries (PNIs) are infrequent but can result in significant morbidity and mortality. Although surgical management of unstable patients with penetrating neck trauma is the standard of care, management of stable patients remains controversial owing to the possibility of occult injuries. Recent studies suggest that physical examination and ancillary imaging may be sufficiently accurate to diagnose or rule out surgically significant injuries in PNI. We report a patient with a laryngeal perforation who was managed conservatively in a rural hospital without complications and review the literature pertinent to cases of this nature.
Michael R Kolber; Anne Aspler; Richard Sequeira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CJEM     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1481-8035     ISO Abbreviation:  CJEM     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-25     Completed Date:  2011-07-19     Revised Date:  2011-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893237     Medline TA:  CJEM     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Occupational*
Hospitals, Rural
Larynx / injuries*
Neck Injuries / classification,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Physical Examination
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Penetrating / classification,  radiography,  surgery,  therapy*
Young Adult

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