Traumatic perforation of the pyriform sinus: CT demonstration

Michael P. Ward, Harvey S. Glazer, Jay P. Heiken, J. Gershon Spector

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Abstract

Hypopharyngeal perforation secondary to tracheal intubation is a rare and serious complication. Radiographic evaluation is helpful when the clinical diagnosis is not obvious. In one such case CT demonstrated the site of perforation and its extension into the superior mediastinum, facilitating the subsequent surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)982-984
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Pharynx
  • Wounds and injuries

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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