Operative Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to the Neck

  • Marc de MoyaEmail author


The neck is a region dense with vital structures. As such, careful assessment and timely treatment can significantly affect morbidity and mortality. Penetrating neck injuries, defined as penetration of the platysma, account for approximately 5–10 % of all penetrating injuries. How these injuries are assessed and treated has dramatically changed over the last four decades. This chapter will focus on some of the “tricks of the trade” and damage control options for operating on the neck after penetrating injuries.


Internal Carotid Artery Distal Control Esophageal Injury Bilateral Neck Exploration Neck Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical CareMassachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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