MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH IN A SURGICAL PRECISION NECK STABBING

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Francesco La Corte, Gennaro Baldino, Filippo Bendetto

Trauma involving the neck region are to always be considered as clinical/surgical emergencies because of the presence of vascular, nervous and lymphatic vessels, along with the pharyngo-esophageal and laryngo-tracheal structures. For this reason, therapeutic and diagnostic timing arouses great interest. The authors report the case of a conscious and hemodynamically stable man, presented to the emergency room for a neck penetrating trauma, caused by a knife passing through his neck (zone II) from right to left. A correct instrumental examination (CT angiography and selective right carotid axis angiography) and the multidisciplinary surgical approach proved to be fundamental for the safe extraction of the knife.

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