Cricotracheal separation: A case of delayed diagnosis and treatment

A. R. Nur Hashima, Marina Mat Baki, Abdullah Sani Mohamed

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Abstract

A motorcyclist was involved in a motor vehicle accident and presented with respiratory distress and neck swelling with surgical emphysema. He sustained gross tracheal injury, severe pneumothoraces and lung contusions. As intubation was successful, the tracheal injury was not addressed immediately in view of the other severe respiratory problems. Evidence of aspiration lead to further investigations which confirmed the diagnosis 22 days post trauma. Thyrotracheal anastomosis was carried out without stenting. A complete cricotracheal separation is a rare event and can be easily overlooked in the emergency department.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-145
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume66
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Delayed Diagnosis
Wounds and Injuries
Contusions
Emphysema
Motor Vehicles
Pneumothorax
Intubation
Accidents
Hospital Emergency Service
Neck
Therapeutics
Lung

Keywords

  • Cricotracheal separation
  • Laryngeal trauma

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Cricotracheal separation : A case of delayed diagnosis and treatment. / Nur Hashima, A. R.; Mat Baki, Marina; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 66, No. 2, 06.2011, p. 144-145.

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Nur Hashima, A. R. ; Mat Baki, Marina ; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani. / Cricotracheal separation : A case of delayed diagnosis and treatment. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2011 ; Vol. 66, No. 2. pp. 144-145.
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