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Cricotracheal separation: a case of delayed diagnosis and treatment.
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PMID:  22106697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A motorcyclist was involved in a motor vehicle accident and presented with respiratory distress and neck swelling with surgical emphysema. He sustained gross tracheal injury, severe pneumothoraces and lung contusions. As intubation was successful, the tracheal injury was not addressed immediately in view of the other severe respiratory problems. Evidence of aspiration lead to further investigations which confirmed the diagnosis 22 days post trauma. Thyrotracheal anastomosis was carried out without stenting. A complete cricotracheal separation is a rare event and can be easily overlooked in the emergency department.
A R Nur Hashima; M B Marina; A Sani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
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