Penetrating neck trauma

Vance E. Shearer, Randall S Friese

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Penetrating neck trauma has the potential to challenge the skills of even the most experienced trauma care provider. The airway, breathing, circulation, and disability of the Advanced Trauma Life Supportw (ATLSw) (1) primary survey are all simultaneously at risk. For example, one study of penetrating laryngotracheal injuries, 50% of which were gunshot wounds, reported multiple injuries to major structures in 81% of the patients (2).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTrauma
Subtitle of host publicationEmergency Resuscitation, Perioperative Anesthesia, Surgical Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781420052442
ISBN (Print)9780824729196
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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