Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2000 Nov;33(11):919-921.

Tracheal Laceration Due to Thyroid Cartilage Fracture: One Case Report

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  • 1Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Kumi Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

A 50-year-old male visited the emergency room due to the cervical edema caused by a traffic accident. At the cervial CT, diagnosis was confirmed as extensive cervical subcutaneous emphysema secondary to tracheal laceration as a thyroid cartilage fracture. The patient showed loss of symptom after conservative treatment. Thyroid cartilage fracture is rare and tracheal laceration as a result of thyroid cartilage fracture has never been reported in the literatures. Thus we herein report this one case.

Keyword

Tracheal injury; Emphysema

MeSH Terms

Accidents, Traffic
Diagnosis
Edema
Emergency Service, Hospital
Emphysema
Humans
Lacerations*
Male
Middle Aged
Subcutaneous Emphysema
Thyroid Cartilage*
Thyroid Gland*
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