Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 43–46 | Cite as

Penetrating Neck Injury: A Case Report and Review of Management

  • Ashish Varghese
Review Article


Penetrating neck injury constitutes 5–10 % of all cases seen in the emergency room. As surgeons we must be prepared to manage these cases. After stabilizing the general condition of the patient the neck injuries are assessed. Management has changed from routine exploration to selective exploration. Injury to aerodigestive tract and vessels are commonly seen.


Penetrating neck injury Laryngotracheal injury Pharyngeal injury 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ENT - Head and Neck Surgery DepartmentChristian Medical CollegeLudhianaIndia

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