Penetrating neck injuries with laryngeal framework involvement: in a tertiary care centre

Chozhan Periasamy, Malarvizhi Ravisankar, Mathumithaa Subburayalu


Background: Penetrating neck injuries are very common as a mode of homicidal and suicidal injuries. Not many of them are deep enough to affect the laryngeal framework.

Methods: Prospective study in the Department of ENT Stanley Medical College, Chennai. The study period was from January 2018 to December 2018. Follow up of 3 months was done.

Results: Penetrating neck injuries treated on emergency care with tracheostomy and wound exploration and repair. It was found to be more common in young male population.

Conclusions: Laryngeal framework involvement necessitates tracheostomy during wound exploration. On table laryngeal injury repair improves prognosis and early post-operative vocal fold assessment helps frame a treatment plan designed specifically for the patient.


Self-inflicted neck injury, Laryngeal injury

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