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Volume: 5 , Issue: 2

Print ISSN:-2581-5210

Online ISSN:-2581-5229

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Suicidal Cut Throat Injury


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Author Details: Priyanka Aggarwal, Barjinder Singh Sohal

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2581-5229

Print ISSN : 2581-5210

Article First Page : 51

Article End Page : 52


Abstract

Suicidal cut-throat injuries are either unreported or rare. Cut-throat injury patients may present with airway compromise, aspiration, and acute blood loss with hypoxemia if major blood vessels are involved. They pose initial management challenges in the casualty and for the anaesthesiologists in securing the airway. They may be fatal if timely intervention is delayed. We are reporting a case of suicidal injury to throat with an axe leading to an open larynx with associated injury to left submandibular gland.

Keywords:
Suicidal, Cut Throat, Tracheostomy, Thyrohyoid Membrane, Indirect Laryngoscopy