Virtue of Patience in Surgery


Managing cut throat injuries are a challenge as it may involve the three anatomical components of the neck namely vascular component, which involves carotid arteries, jugular veins, subclavian vessels and the vertebral arteries; respiratory component, which involves larynx and trachea and digestive component, which involves pharynx and esophagus. Injury to one or more of the components may lead to profuse hemorrhage from injured major blood vessels, air embolism and airway obstruction. Managing electrical cut throat injuries to neck are particularly challenging because of the damage that occurs at cellular level. We hereby report a case of electrical cut throat injury to neck.

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Nataraj, R. , Pandare, M. , Bage, S. , Jagade, M. , Kar, R. and Parelkar, K. (2014) Virtue of Patience in Surgery. International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, 3, 239-247. doi: 10.4236/ijohns.2014.35044.

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