Laryngotracheal Separation Following Blunt Neck Injury

Authors

  • Akhil Chandra Biswas Resident assistant Prof. ENT. Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Feroz Ahmed Resident assistant Prof. ENT. Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Forid Uddin Milki Consultant, ENT. Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Tareq Mohammad Assistant Registrar, ENT. Bangladesh Medical College, Dhaka
  • Md Manjurul Alam Professor of ENT, BSMMU, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v22i2.45101

Keywords:

Blunt neck injury, laryngotracheal disruption

Abstract

Blunt laryngotracheal injuries are rare. The signs and symptoms of blunt laryngotracheal trauma are not always specific to the extent or type of injury. A high index of suspicion should exist in any injury that may be associated with airway trauma. We report a 30-years man who had progressive shortness of breath following blunt neck injury. He had massive emphysema whereby an emergency tracheostomy with multiple fasciotomy was performed. During emergency tracheostomy, it was noted that he had anterior cricotracheal separation which was communicated posteriorly by mucosa and trachealis muscle.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; October 2016; 22(2): 114-118

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Published

2020-01-23

How to Cite

Biswas, A. C., Ahmed, F., Milki, F. U., Mohammad, T., & Alam, M. M. (2020). Laryngotracheal Separation Following Blunt Neck Injury. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 22(2), 114–118. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v22i2.45101

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Case Reports