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Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Case Report, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 3 Issue: 4

Tracheal Transection Following Blunt Neck Trauma: Airway Management

Arsia Jared Dabiri1 and Jaime Ortiz2*
1Capitol Anesthesiology Association, USA
2Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Corresponding author : Jaime Ortiz
Department of Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Mail Stop 120, Houston, Texas77030, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 16, 2014 Accepted: July 26, 2014 Published: August 02, 2014
Citation: Dabiri AJ, Ortiz J (2014) Tracheal Transection Following Blunt Neck Trauma: Airway Management. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.1000124

Abstract

 Tracheal Transection Following Blunt Neck Trauma: Airway Management

Airway injury is a commonly associated pathology following penetrating or blunt traumatic injury directed at the upper chest, neck and face. A quick clinical diagnosis is crucial when potential airway injury exists after blunt trauma to the neck. Clinically, blunt trauma to the neck may present with hemoptysis, dyspnea, air leak, pneumomediastinum, poor oxygen saturation, decreased air movement on auscultation, phonation alterations and altered mental status depending on the detrimental effects of the patient’s ability to ventilate. This case report will focus on the presentation and management of a patient having suffered blunt, high-pressure trauma to the upper chest and neck.

Keywords: Tracheal Transection; Blunt Neck Trauma; Airway Management

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