Penetrating neck injury

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Fall over with self removed penetrating neck injury.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Penetrating left neck injury between level of hyoid bone and angle of mandible. Defect in the left sternocleidomastoid muscle, which is also swollen. Defect come close to the left internal jugular vein but there is no evidence of venous or arterial injury. Few locules of gas deep to the sternocleidomastoid.

Case Discussion

This is an example of a zone 2 injury, which occur between the cricoid cartilage to the angle of the mandible. 

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Case information

rID: 48239
Published: 27th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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