Abstract SEVERE trauma to the larynx is fortunately an infrequent occurence. Regardless of this fact, there has been considerable attention given to this subject in the past several years. Many authors have given excellent reviews on the overall care of these patients and to the treatment of14 complications, both early and late, arising from these injuries. This paper discusses a specific type of laryngeal injury and describes a program of management for this type of injury that the author feels is both free of complication and avoids the usual morbidity associated with laryngeal trauma. In general, injuries to the larynx and trachea from external trauma may be grouped into three types: (1) lacerations and stab wounds; (2) crushing injuries; (3) wounds with loss of substance by avulsion, gun-shot blast, etc. The advent of modern transportation with its associated accidents has greatly increased the number of injuries in the latter two References 1. Bennett, T.: Laryngeal Trauma , Laryngoscope 70:973-982 ( (July) ) 1960.Crossref 2. Fitz-Hugh, G.S.; Wallenborm, W.M.; and McGovern, F.H.: Injuries of the Larynx and Cervical Trachea , Ann Otol 71:419 ( (June) ) 1962. 3. Harris, H.H., and Ainsworth, J.Z.: Immediate Management of Laryngeal and Tracheal Injuries . Laryngoscope 75:1103, 1965. 4. Lynch, M.C.: Repair of the Traumatized Larynx , Laryngoscope 61:51 ( (Jan) ) 1951.Crossref 5. Krekorian, E.A.: Perforation of Pharynx with Fracture of the Hyoid Bone , Ann Otol 73:583 ( (Sept) ) 1964. 6. Curtin, J., and Holinger, P.: Blunt Trauma to the Larynx and Upper Trachea , J Trauma 6:493-502, 1966.Crossref 7. Freeark, R.J., and Holinger, P.H.: Laryngeal Trauma , Ill Med J 118:33 ( (Dec) ) 1960. 8. Pennington, C.L., Jr.: Glottic and Supraglottic Laryngeal Injury and Stenosis From External Trauma , Laryngoscope 74:317 ( (March) ) 1964.Crossref
Archives of Otolaryngology – American Medical Association
Published: Apr 1, 1968
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