Minor blunt cervical spine trauma associated with esophageal perforation and epidural empyema

@article{BeerFurlan2016MinorBC,
  title={Minor blunt cervical spine trauma associated with esophageal perforation and epidural empyema},
  author={Andr{\'e} Luiz Beer-Furlan and Roger Schmidt Brock and Lucas Silvestre Mendes and Eduardo Genaro Mutarelli},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Belgica},
  year={2016},
  volume={116},
  pages={691-693}
}
Esophageal perforation in the setting of minor blunt trauma is rare, and diagnosis can be difficult due to atypical signs and symptoms.The mechanism of esophageal injury associated with blunt cervical spine trauma is the traction and hyperextension of the neck. Cervical spine fracture and anterolisthesis may also contribute to the mechanism of esophageal… CONTINUE READING