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March 1984

Bullet Wounds of the Larynx and Trachea

Author Affiliations

From the Professorial Unit, The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1984;110(3):203-205. doi:10.1001/archotol.1984.00800290067015

• Bullet wounds involving larynx or trachea frequently prove fatal unless the airway is maintained soon after injury. With modern high-velocity bullets tissue damage is severe and injuries may be multiple. Six cases of high-velocity bullet wounds survived initial injury. The sequelae of the damage to larynx or trachea is discussed and in three patients total laryngectomy was necessary.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1984;110:203-205)