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February 1972

An Unusual Football Injury

Author Affiliations

Bronx, NY
From the Department of Otolaryngology (Drs. Borowiecki, Charow, Rozycki, and Thaler) and the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery (Dr. Cook), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(2):185-187. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080273021

This is a case report of an unusual injury to the cervical esophagus and arytenoid associated with a traumatic disruption of the sternoclavicular joint. The patient presented with symptoms of mediastinitis. Osteomyelitis of the clavicle occurred as a postoperative complication necessitating surgical resection of the medial portion of the clavicle.

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