Traumatic retropharyngeal hematoma.

Abstract

The development of a retropharyngeal hematoma following a whiplash injury is a rare occurrence. The potential for airway compression necessitates rapid assessment and treatment. An 80-year-old man who had been receiving long-term aspirin therapy sustained a retropharyngeal hematoma following a motor vehicle accident. Management consisted of tracheostomy… (More)

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