Accidental Hanging causing complete Laryngotracheal separation: Case Report

Author(s): Swati Maldhure, Mahima Sadanshiv, Anjalee Chivane

Laryngotracheal separation and hanging are both rare. The incidence of laryngotracheal separation is only 0.03% of patients coming to accident and emergency. Similarly, even less literature is available on management of such cases. They are also found to have multiple associated ailments like acute respiratory distress syndrome and vocal cord paralysis, which need to addressed. Rapid diagnosis and prompt management of airway can save lives. Here, we present a case of accidental hanging with laryngotracheal separation


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