Selective management of penetrating neck trauma. Cost implications.


Many authors advocate mandatory surgical exploration for all patients with penetrating neck trauma, while other maintain that with careful diagnostic evaluation some patients safely can be spared an operation. From our hospitals, 65 cases of penetrating neck trauma were reviewed, 27 of which showed no mortality without operation. Surgical exploration of the… (More)


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@article{Merion1981SelectiveMO, title={Selective management of penetrating neck trauma. Cost implications.}, author={Robert M. Merion and Jay K. Harness and Stephen R Ramsburgh and Norman W. Thompson}, journal={Archives of surgery}, year={1981}, volume={116 5}, pages={691-6} }