Thyroid cartilage fracture

Case contributed by Varun Babu
Diagnosis certain


Blunt neck injury following road traffic accident.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Minimally displaced fracture of the left lamina of thyroid cartilage close to the superior thyroid notch. 

Case Discussion

This patient had a blunt trauma to the neck. Endoscopy showed hematoma in the endolarynx. The suspicion of a thyroid cartilage fracture was confirmed in the CT. 

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