Blunt traumatic neck injury

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Blunt traumatic neck injury is uncommon because it is usually protected by the head, shoulders, and chest. This term is generally used to refer to injuries of the neck besides to cervical spine injuries, which are common. 

Pathology

Blunt injury to the neck is most commonly from motor vehicle collisions, sport and falls 1,2

Any structure in the neck can be injured but those that more commonly include 1:

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rID: 48557
Section: Gamuts
Tag: refs
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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: thyroid laceration
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  • Case 2: laryngeal rupture
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  • Case 3: cricoid cartilage fracture
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