Acute external laryngotracheal trauma: diagnosis and management.


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

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16615601

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0145-5613


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States