Acute external laryngotracheal trauma: diagnosis and management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Laryngotracheal trauma may result in lifelong complications or even death if diagnosis or treatment is delayed. Emergency room physicians, trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, and especially otolaryngologists should maintain a high level of awareness of and suspicion for laryngotracheal trauma whenever a patient presents with multiple trauma in general or with cervical trauma in particular. Although there is some controversy regarding care, treatment in experienced hands will usually result in a favorable outcome. In this article, we review and update the diagnosis and management of acute external laryngotracheal trauma.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lee, WT; Eliashar, R; Eliachar, I

Published Date

  • March 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 85 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 179 - 184

PubMed ID

  • 16615601

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0145-5613

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States