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Management of perforations of the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4021688     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Complications related to perforations of the upper aerodigestive system carry a 15% mortality. Nine cases of intraluminal injuries to the hypopharynx and cervical esophagus are reviewed. Seven were related to iatrogenic causes and two associated with foreign bodies. This study details the cause and location of the injuries, associated signs and symptoms, and the resultant morbidity. A protocol for the management of suspected perforations is outlined.
W W Shockley; J L Tate; F J Stucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-30     Completed Date:  1985-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  939-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Endoscopy / adverse effects*
Esophageal Perforation / diagnosis,  etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Foreign Bodies / complications*
Hypopharynx / injuries*,  physiopathology
Iatrogenic Disease
Intubation / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pain / etiology
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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