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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain


Suicidal Cut Throat Injury


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Author Details : Priyanka Aggarwal, Barjinder Singh Sohal

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 51-52


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Abstract

Suicidal cut-throat injuries are either unreported or rare. Cut-throat injury patients may present with airway compromise, aspiration, and acute blood loss with hypoxemia if major blood vessels are involved. They pose initial management challenges in the casualty and for the anaesthesiologists in securing the airway. They may be fatal if timely intervention is delayed. We are reporting a case of suicidal injury to throat with an axe leading to an open larynx with associated injury to left submandibular gland.

Keywords:
Suicidal, Cut Throat, Tracheostomy, Thyrohyoid Membrane, Indirect Laryngoscopy

 

How to cite : Aggarwal P, Sohal B S, Suicidal Cut Throat Injury. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2017;3(2):51-52

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