17. Blunt Soft Tissue Neck Trauma

  1. Jesse M. Pines1,2,
  2. Christopher R. Carpenter3,4,
  3. Ali S. Raja5 and
  4. Jeremiah D. Schuur5

Published Online: 9 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch17

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition

How to Cite

Pines, J. M., Carpenter, C. R., Raja, A. S. and Schuur, J. D. (2012) Blunt Soft Tissue Neck Trauma, in Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118482117.ch17

Author Information

  1. 1

    Center for Healthcare Quality, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Emergency Medicine and Health Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  3. 3

    Evidence Based Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  4. 4

    Division of Emergency Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657836

Online ISBN: 9781118482117

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Keywords:

  • blunt soft tissue neck trauma;
  • blunt cerebrovascular injury, rare/severe outcome of blunt trauma;
  • cerebral angiography, criterion standard for blunt cerebrovascular injury;
  • blunt neck trauma, rarity, 5–10% of all trauma to neck;
  • “padded dash syndrome” crushing of trachea and cricoid ring;
  • crushed laryngeal cartilage/cricotracheal separation, with clothesline injuries;
  • blunt cerebrovascular injury, presenting in delayed fashion;
  • four-vessel DSA, criterion standard for blunt cerebrovascular;
  • CTA, modality of choice in blunt cerebrovascular injury;
  • blunt neck trauma, with airway/vascular/esophageal injuries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Clinical question

  • Comments

  • References