Primary Management and Outcome – Open Laryngotracheal Trauma MR01-MR04
Dr. Santosh Uttarkar Pandurangarao,
No. 4123, 'Saavan',14th Cross, Anjaneya Layout, Davangere-577002, Karnataka, India.
Acute external injury to the larynx is both life threatening and a potential long term management challenge. As Otorhinolaryngologist we must be prepared and well versed to manage these patients. In our study seven patients of open laryngeal traumas were managed by primary closure. In five patients nature of injury was known in other two patients exact nature of injury was not known. After primary closure five patients with known injury survived and two patients with unknown injury died. As per our experience, we recommend primary closure, if the exact nature of injury is known as the outcome is definitely favourable.