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Submandibular gland injury and delayed airway compromise caused by a seat belt.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20015744     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated blunt injury to the submandibular gland (SMG) is rare owing to the protection afforded by the overlying mandible. Like other causes of submandibular swelling, glandular trauma can lead to life-threatening airway compromise, and this possibility should be considered in patients presenting with acute pain and fullness in the jaw and neck after trauma. We describe a patient with SMG disruption caused by a seat belt shoulder strap, discuss the diagnosis and treatment, and present a review of the literature.
John Michael Harbison; Matthew Philip Page
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-04-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1532-818X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Airway Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Seat Belts / adverse effects*
Submandibular Gland / injuries*
Submandibular Gland Diseases / diagnosis,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications,  diagnosis*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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