Pediatric laryngotracheal separation following a go-cart injury

Polpatt Jitpakdee, Toby Steele, Aditi Bhuskute, Dhave Setabutr

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Less than one percent of trauma admission cases are categorized as pediatric neck trauma [13]. Nevertheless, due to an increasingly mobile society, there has been an increasing frequency of pediatric neck trauma with motor vehicle accidents being the most common mechanism of injury [8].We present a case of laryngotracheal separation from a blunt, clothesline injury to the neck in a pediatric patient. We also review the literature and discuss the benefit of balloon airway dilation and its assistance in the management of laryngeal trauma and its resultant effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)166-169
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Laryngotracheal separation
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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