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Management of Post-Traumatic Subglottic Stenosis and Pharyngosubglottic Fistula

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Injury to the aerodigestive tract following external laryngeal trauma is rare. Reports of acquired laryngopharyngeal fistula are very few. We report a very rare presentation of penetrating neck trauma presenting with fracture of the cricoid cartilage, subglottic stenosis and pharyngosubglottic fistula. The term ‘pharyngosubglottic fistula’ is used here for the first time to describe a communication tract between hypopharynx and subglottis. The successful surgical management of this case is discussed.

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Saravanam, P.K., Arunachalam, R. Management of Post-Traumatic Subglottic Stenosis and Pharyngosubglottic Fistula. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71 (Suppl 1), 537–541 (2019).

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