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High-pressure water jet injury to the pharynx, requiring intubation

  • M Ahmad (a1), K Midwinter (a1) and R Capper (a1)

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We report a case of upper airway obstruction following high-pressure water jet injury to the pharynx incurred from a car wash jet. Injuries from high-pressure water jets are relatively rare and, to the best of our knowledge, airway obstruction as a result has not been reported. Since this unusual injury may be associated with life-threatening complications, it must be promptly recognized and treated.

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Address for correspondence: Ms Ruth Capper, Department of ENT Surgery, Directorate of Special Surgery, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road, Doncaster, DN2 5LT, UK. Fax: +44 (0)1302 320098 E-mail: ruth.capper@nhs.net.

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High-pressure water jet injury to the pharynx, requiring intubation

  • M Ahmad (a1), K Midwinter (a1) and R Capper (a1)

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