Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2003 Jul;46(7):610-612.

A Case of the Zone III Neck Injury by Impalement of a Metal Stick

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Gyeongsang National University, Jinju, Korea. jinpyeong@gshp.gsnu.ac.kr

Abstract

Penetrating injuries of the neck are diagnostic and therapeutic challenges to emergency physicians or surgeons. The neck is unique in that it contains a dense concentration of vital structures in a small anatomic space. Two treatment strategies have emerged over time. First, exploration of all penetrating neck injuries, and second, selective approach based in clinical and diagnostic work-up. We present a previously unreported case in the Korean literature, a zone III neck injury caused by a metal stick penetrating through the neck.

Keyword

Neck injuries; Penetrating
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