CRCM  Vol.3 No.6 , June 2014
Primary Tracheal Reconstruction in Cut Throat Injury of a 4 Years Old Child
Abstract: Cut throat injuries in children are rare, but they constitute a significant management challenge. Such injuries are rarely reported in the literature. Evaluation and treatment of such injuries is a tough task. Cervical tracheal injuries are relatively uncommon and are frequently associated with esophageal, vascular or spinal injuries. We hereby report a case of cut throat injury with incomplete transection of trachea and its management in a four years old male child.
Cite this paper: Panchappa, S. , Swamirao, R. and Natarajan, D. (2014) Primary Tracheal Reconstruction in Cut Throat Injury of a 4 Years Old Child. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 361-363. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.36080.

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