Internal fixation of comminuted cartilaginous fracture of the larynx with mini-plates

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Jun;45(4):321-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2005.11.015. Epub 2005 Dec 28.

Abstract

Acute laryngeal trauma is an uncommon injury. Such trauma is not generally encountered by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. We illustrate a patient who sustained a severe penetrating laryngeal injury. His subsequent management was optimised by the joint intra-operative surgical collaboration between otorhinolaryngology and maxillofacial disciplines.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bone Plates*
  • Cricoid Cartilage / injuries*
  • Fracture Fixation, Internal / instrumentation*
  • Fractures, Cartilage / surgery*
  • Fractures, Comminuted / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Larynx / injuries
  • Larynx / surgery
  • Male
  • Pharynx / injuries
  • Pharynx / surgery
  • Thyroid Cartilage / injuries*
  • Tracheostomy
  • Wounds, Penetrating / surgery