Anaesthesia; Cardiothoracic Surgery
Tracheal injuries, following blunt neck trauma, are life-threatening surgical emergencies with high risk of mortality. A high index of suspicion is necessary to avoid missing an occult injury because delays in diagnosis and definitive treatment are associated with poorer outcomes. We, herein, report a case of a 28-year man who presented in Emergency Department 15 days after blunt neck trauma from an accident involving electric cable. Anaesthetic challenges, airway management and importance of effective close loop communication, during repair of complex tracheal reconstruction, will be discussed in this case report.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Yousuf, M. S.,
Pervez, M. B.,
(2021). Anaesthetic management of tracheal injury following blunt neck trauma: An unusual late presentation. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 31(8), 992-994.
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