Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury Secondary to Blunt Trauma; A Rarity

Baithma Jothi Dinesh, and Zubaidah Sharif Siti, and Lai, Dexter Zen Ran and Firdaus Hayati, (2018) Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury Secondary to Blunt Trauma; A Rarity. Gazi Medical Journal, 29. pp. 375-377.

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Abstract

Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury is rarely seen following trauma. Trauma can be penetrating or blunt injury. Following the acute event, the most common presentation is hoarseness of voice. Herein we present a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury noticed after a blunt trauma. Indirect laryngoscopy helps to identify and diagnose vocal cord palsy while Computed Tomography (CT) scan of neck helps to evaluate the extent of injury as well as to identify the primary cause of the injury. Patient morbidity can be reduced with prompt diagnosis and management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Laryngeal nerve, trauma, vocal cords
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 00:55
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 00:55
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/23589

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