Delayed airway obstruction and neck abscess following manual strangulation injury.

@article{Kuriloff1989DelayedAO,
  title={Delayed airway obstruction and neck abscess following manual strangulation injury.},
  author={Daniel B Kuriloff and Robert L Pincus},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1989},
  volume={98 10},
  pages={824-7}
}
Few reports describing manual strangulation injury to the neck are found in the otolaryngologic literature. Since most victims sustain immediate fatal asphyxiation, brain anoxia, or cardiac arrest, they are usually examined by a forensic pathologist. When strangulation attempts are nonfatal, neck injuries can lead to delayed airway obstruction. If not managed in a timely fashion, these injuries can be fatal or cause permanent laryngotracheal sequelae. We describe a patient who 36 hours… CONTINUE READING