Blunt injuries of the cervical trachea: review of 51 patients.

@article{Reece1988BluntIO,
  title={Blunt injuries of the cervical trachea: review of 51 patients.},
  author={Gregory P. Reece and Clayton H Shatney},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  year={1988},
  volume={81 12},
  pages={1542-8}
}
The low incidence of blunt trauma to the cervical portion of the trachea limits management experience in most centers. Hence, we combined our patients with those in published reports containing essential information on injury, treatment, and results. Among 51 patients (93% male), ages ranged from 3 to 65 years. There were 32 complete transections, 15 partial transections, and four tears. There were associated injuries of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (49%), esophagus (21%), larynx (14%), and… CONTINUE READING