Advertisement

Central European Journal of Medicine

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 584–586 | Cite as

Isolated fracture of hyoid bone as a result of bicycle injury

  • Slobodan M. Mitrović
  • Olivera Nikolić
  • Rajko M. Jović
  • Marijana Basta Nikolić
Case Report
  • 76 Downloads

Abstract

Authors present a rare case of isolated hyoid bone fractures as a result of a traffic accident. Ten hours before the exam, the patient injured his neck by hitting it against a metal pole which he did not notice while riding a bicycle. Immediately afterwards he felt the pain, and came for an examination due to pain with swallowing. ENT examination discovered no signs of trauma in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and visible part of trachea. Computed tomography discovered an isolated fracture of hyoid bone. After 24 hour observation, patient was discharged for home care, and was shown a swallowing technique which significantly reduces swallowing pain. At control ENT examination 10 days later patient had no complaints. Control CT examination was not performed, as patient refused it.

Keywords

Hyoid bone Fracture Computed tomography Traffic accident 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. [1]
    Kuo LC, Lin HL, Chen CW, Lee WC. Traumatic hyoid bone fracture in patient wearing a helmet: a case report. Am J Emerg Med. 2008;26(2):251–252PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. [2]
    Dalati T. Isolated hyoid bone fracture. Review of an unusual entity. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2005;34(4):449–452CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. [3]
    Levine E, Taub JP. Hyoid Bone Fractures. The Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 2006;73:1015–1018Google Scholar
  4. [4]
    Ikram M, Naviwala S. Case report: acute management of external laryngeal trauma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2000;79(10):802–804PubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. [5]
    Gowens PA, Davenport RJ, Kerr J, Sanderson RJ, Marsden AK. Survival from accidental strangulation from scarf resulting in laryngeal rupture and carotid artery stenosis: the „Isadora Duncan syndrome“. A case report and review of literature. Emerg Med J. 2003;20:391–393PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. [6]
    Kandogan T, Olgun L, Gultkein G, Aydar L, Mercan B, Ozuer ZM. External laryngeal trauma. Swiss Med Wkly. 2003;133:372PubMedGoogle Scholar
  7. [7]
    Sittitrai P, Ponprasert V. Acute external laryngeal injury. J Med Assoc Thai. 2000;83(11):1410–1404PubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. [8]
    Saigusa H, Kokawa T, Aino I, Iwasaki Ch, Nakamura T, Yagi T. Arytenoid dislocation: Anex diagnostic and treatmen approach. J Nippon Med Sch. 2003;70(5):382–383CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. [9]
    Schroeder U, Motzko M, Wittekindt C, Eckel HE. Hoarseness after laryngeal blunt trauma:a differential diagnosis between an injury to the external branch of the superior laryngeal nerve and an arytenoid subluxation. A case report and literature review. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2003;260(6):304–307PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. [10]
    Mukhopadhyay PP. Predictors of hyoid fracture in hanging: Discriminant function analysis of morphometric variables. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2010;12(3):113–116CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. [11]
    Chowdhury R, Crocco AG, El-Hakim H. An isolated hyoid fracture secondary to sport injury. A case report and review of literature. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005;69(3):411–414PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. [12]
    White JK, Carver J. Self induced vomiting as a probable mechanism of an isolated hyoid bone fracture. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2010. (E pub ahead of print)Google Scholar
  13. [13]
    Tohill RM, Gupta DK. Severe laryngeal injuries masked by fractured mandible. Dent Update. 2008;35(8):535–539PubMedGoogle Scholar
  14. [14]
    Spielmann PM, Hathorn IF, Clarke JK, Denholm S. Hyoid bone fracture identified only with nasal Valsalva manoeuvre. J Laryngol Otol. 2010;124(4):431–432PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Slobodan M. Mitrović
    • 1
  • Olivera Nikolić
    • 2
  • Rajko M. Jović
    • 1
  • Marijana Basta Nikolić
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Clinic for OtorhinolaryngologyMedical faculty University of Novi SadVojvodinaSerbia
  2. 2.Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Center for RadiologyMedical faculty University of Novi SadVojvodinaSerbia

Personalised recommendations