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DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1013853 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: The successful management of a patient with combined transection of the cervical trachea and esophagus following blunt trauma is reported. This type of injury was rare in the past, but is gradually increasing at the present time because of the increased use of motorcycles. Immediate primary closure of the transected trachea and esophagus offers the best chance for a good result.

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“…[4–17] Age ranged from 3-73 years, 46% of the patients were under 25 years of age. [4–791117] This may be due to the prevalence of use of motorbikes in this age group where the neck is exposed and therefore prone to trauma from wires and hyperextension injuries. [18] The mechanism of injury was secondary to a rope/wire in 33%, metal bar in 4% of cases and unspecified in 63%.…”
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“…[4–17] Age ranged from 3-73 years, 46% of the patients were under 25 years of age. [4–791117] This may be due to the prevalence of use of motorbikes in this age group where the neck is exposed and therefore prone to trauma from wires and hyperextension injuries. [18] The mechanism of injury was secondary to a rope/wire in 33%, metal bar in 4% of cases and unspecified in 63%.…”
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“…Rapid deterioration of the patient, if occurs, may also necessitate tracheostomy. 23 Alternatively, femoral-femoral cardiopulmonary bypass can be considered in case of any emergency.…”
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