Penetrating Neck Trauma in a 4-Year-Old Child


Penetrating neck injuries are uncommon in children and a post traumatic common carotid artery to internal jugular vein fistula rarely occurs. We present one case of a 4-year-old girl with a penetrating injury from flying glass fragments in the midportion of the neck, caused by an explosion in a military warehouse. She was referred to our facility upon a request of a hospital of a neighbour country, two days after sustaining a penetrating cervical trauma. The presentation, diagnostic procedures and surgical management of this very rare injury are discussed. No neck penetrating trauma should be underestimated and a selective surgical intervention based on clinical examination and investigation tests findings is associated with good long-term outcomes.

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Lambropoulos, V. , Lazaridis, I. , Melas, N. , Kepertis, C. and Anastasiades, K. (2015) Penetrating Neck Trauma in a 4-Year-Old Child. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 4, 145-150. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2015.44031.

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