ul. Brace Taskovic 48-52
LARYNGEAL AND HYPOPHARYNGEAL TRAUMA
Miodrag Mitić, Zoran Dimić, Mila Bojanović, Aleksandar Bojanović*
ENT Clinic, Clinical Center Nis
*Institute of radiology, Clinical Center Nis
A retrospective study was performed from 01.01.1992 to 31.12.2001 (10 – year period) to investigate laryngeal and hypopharyngeal trauma.
The aim was to paint-out the frequency of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal injury among the other ENT traumas, to emphasize dramatically clinical findings in most injuries and urgency and complexity of their treatment.
Total number of ENT injuries in that period was 420, out of which 28 laryngeal injuries or 9,05%. All patients were hospitalized on ENT Clinic, Clinical Center Nis, and all injuries were clinically and radiologically verified. The patients were between 25 and 35 years old, with different symptoms: from discrete dysphonia and dysphagia to dramatically symptoms with airway obstruction and massive hemorrhage.
Male patients were three times more affected than females. All injuries were conservatively and surgically treated. Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal trauma request careful and persistent treatment until the final cure.
Key words: Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal trauma, dramatically clinical finding, conservative and surgical treatment