Direct transfer of severe forces to the larynx
Simple mucosal tears to fractured and comminuted cartilage:
Epiglottis, thyroid, arytenoid, cricoid, corniculate, and cuneiform cartilage...
May be delayed for hours
Blunt trauma recognition is most challenging
Blood, cervical collar, or polytrauma may distract from subtle findings
Bruising or abrasi...
Aggressive airway management may be necessary: Oxygen, suctioning
Cervical spine immobilization
Injury may be overlooked if patient is intubated pre-hospital for other inj...
Patients with true laryngeal injuries must be admitted to a monitored setting for observation and airway management; prepare for emergent surgical repair of lary...
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Comer BT, Gal TJ. Recognition and management of...
807.5 Closed fracture of larynx and trachea
807.6 Open fracture of larynx and trachea
S12.8XXA Fracture of other parts of neck, initial encounter
S12.8XXD Fracture of other parts of neck, ...
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