Pharyngeal perforation after blunt cervical trauma in child

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Jan;78(1):5-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijporl.2013.10.060. Epub 2013 Nov 15.


Pharyngeal perforation caused by non-penetrating cervical trauma is an extremely rare clinical entity both in adults and children. Data concerning management of this type of injury are quite rare in surgical and even scarcer in pediatric literature. Since delay in treatment may be associated with life-threatening complications, prompt diagnosis coupled with appropriate therapy is essential for achieving favorable clinical outcome. To the best of authors' knowledge, the present study illustrates for the first time the experience with successful treatment of pharyngeal perforation caused by a blunt cervical trauma in a child.

Keywords: Blunt non-penetrating cervical trauma; Pediatrics; Pharyngeal perforation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cervical Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Cervical Vertebrae / injuries*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Pharyngeal Diseases / etiology*
  • Pharynx / diagnostic imaging
  • Pharynx / injuries*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnostic imaging
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / etiology*