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Acute laryngeal trauma: a comparison between peace time and war injuries

  • Davorin Đanić (a1), Damir Miličić (a1), Drago Prgomet (a1) and Dinko Leović (a1)

Abstract

Thirty-six patients with acute laryngeal trauma are presented. Sixteen patients had peace-time and 20 had war injuries. Peace-time injuries were mostly due to car accidents, violence and suicide using a knife, whereas the war injuries were caused by shell and mine fragments.

Nine patients were treated conservatively (eight peace-time and one war-time) and 27 by surgery (eight peace-time and 19 war-time).

Surgical experience showed that acute laryngeal trauma must be treated within the first 24 hours after injury. Primary treatment must be a definite one. In that way complications and uncontrolled healing can be successfully avoided.

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Address for correspondence: Davorin Đanić, M.D., Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervicofacial Surgery, General Hospital ‘Dr Josip Benčević’ Slavonski Brod, Andrije Stampara 42, 55000 Slavonski Brod, Croatia, Europe.

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Acute laryngeal trauma: a comparison between peace time and war injuries

  • Davorin Đanić (a1), Damir Miličić (a1), Drago Prgomet (a1) and Dinko Leović (a1)

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