A Case of Laryngeal Injury

Yoshihiro Iwata, Shigenobu Iwata, Kazuo Sakurai, Nobuo Takeda, Ryuichi Kato, Miyoko Tanahashi, Kazuhiro Katada, Yoshihiro Ida
1993 Practica oto-rhino-laryngologica Suppl  
Trauma of the larynx and the trachea is unsusual, but once it occurs, management is not easy. A 32 year old man who suffered from a contusion on the anterior neck during a traffic accident is reported. Before laryngo-plasty, thyroidal cartilage fracture and dislocation of the cricoarytenoid joint were diagnosed by three dimensional CT. Surgery was performed by open incision one month after the collision. The lack of a left vocal cord was supplemented with neck skin graft. Three weeks later, the
more » ... surgical wound was closed secondarily. No granulation or stricture developed in the air way after surgery. Laryngeal function improved to almost normal.
doi:10.5631/jibirinsuppl1986.1993.supplement65_179 fatcat:m3blze6mqvdjjmk2xvjbxg6pwi