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The contralateral injury in blunt laryngeal trauma.

Research paper by Douglas M DM Sidle, Ken W KW Altman

Indexed on: 28 Sep '02Published on: 28 Sep '02Published in: The Laryngoscope



Abstract

To present the unique case of a patient who sustained an ipsilateral and contralateral injury after external laryngeal trauma. The authors also explain the dynamics behind this type of injury.Case report and brief literature review.A case report is presented of a patient who sustained both an ipsilateral and a contralateral injury after blunt laryngeal trauma. A brief review of the literature follows, including a description of proper management of this injury.The reader should garner an understanding of the dynamics of this type of injury and learn the basic management of a similar injury.