Laryngeal rupture

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Elbowed to the neck at footy. Coughed up blood. Now hoarse voice.

Patient Data

Age: 19
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Soft tissue swelling of the left ary-epiglottic fold extending into the left piriform sinus, left true and false cords with gas bubbles passing from the laryngeal lumen into the soft tissue of the left vocal chord, dissecting anteriorly between the inferior thyroid and cricoid cartilages.

Case Discussion

This case shows an extensive laryngeal injury.

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Case Information

rID: 30336
Case created: 3rd Aug 2014
Last edited: 20th Nov 2015
System: Head & Neck
Tag: trauma
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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