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Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Sep;5(3):177-180. English. Case Report.
Choi JW , Koo BS , Rha KS , Yoon YH .
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Chungnam National University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. yyh9635@cnuh.co.kr
Abstract

Laryngotracheal separation (LTS) is the most immediately life-threatening airway injury. LTS is so rare that very few otolaryngologists have experience with it. LTS is one of the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in airway diseases and its management remains to be established. We experienced a patient with complete LTS after attempted hanging. A high index of suspicion, adequate imaging, prompt airway establishment and early surgical repair are the most vital factors in managing a patient with LTS.

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