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Penetrating Neck Injury—Early Surgical Airway Management: A Case Report

Chaithra B Ganapayya, Namita T Philip, Tijo T Pillikottil, Jiss A Pius

Keywords : Airway injury, Case report, Penetrating neck injury, Tracheotomy

Citation Information : Ganapayya CB, Philip NT, Pillikottil TT, Pius JA. Penetrating Neck Injury—Early Surgical Airway Management: A Case Report. 2023; 2 (2):77-79.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10089-0082

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-10-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Penetrating neck injury is an uncommon and rare trauma presentation with significant mortality and morbidity. They pose unique challenges to the treating physicians due to the high concentration of vital structures with the possibility of airway compromise and injuries to vessels and the digestive tract. The management often requires comprehensive assessment and a structured approach for a successful outcome. This article will provide a general overview of penetrating neck injuries, including early surgical airway management, resuscitation, and appropriate surgical repair.

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