Traumatic laryngeal rupture

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Punched to anterior neck. Now hoarse voice and coughing blood. Neck swelling.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male
CT

Fracture of the left thyroid lamina just off midline with extensive subcutaneous gas as well as swelling of laryngeal mucosa to the right of midline just above the chords.

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Case information

rID: 19844
Case created: 16th Oct 2012
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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