Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Airway in Penetrating Neck Trauma

CanadiEM - September 15, 2020 - By Will Wu

..."Lady Sansa Stark and Lord Petyr Baelish’s relationship goes back to the beginning of King Joffrey Baratheon’s rule in King’s Landing (his death was covered previously – link). It was there where he told Sansa “Look around you. We’re all liars here – and every one of us is better than you”. Unfortunately for him, his lies led him to suffer a brutal execution in Winterfell with Lady Arya slitting his throat with a dagger. Penetrating neck trauma account for 5-10% of all trauma cases and is the leading cause of death under the age of 46 in the USA.​1​ Complex vascular, nervous, and respiratory/GI anatomy in the neck underly the challenges of managing these patients. In this article, we will give a brief overview of clinical considerations in these patients, while delving deeper into airway management..."