Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp 89–90 | Cite as

Blunt Complete Tracheal Transection

  • Yasser A. KamalEmail author
  • Ahmed A. Orieby
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A 25-year-old construction worker was hanged accidentally by his shawl. He presented to the emergency department with neck contusion, subcutaneous emphysema, and voice change followed by respiratory distress which indicated oro-tracheal injury. The tracheal injury was confirmed by computed tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy. Intra-operatively, a tracheostomy tube was placed followed by repair of a tear in the posterior membranous portion and approximation of the separated crico-tracheal ends. The postoperative course was uneventful, except that unilateral vocal cord paresis was managed medically.


Neck trauma Tracheal injury Subcutaneous emphysema 


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Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from the case included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryMinia UniversityEl-MiniaEgypt

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