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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Haarmann, S; Budihardja, AS; Mücke, T; Schwaegerl, C; Wolff, KD 
Title:
[Severe upper airway obstruction due to retropharyngeal haematoma formation following cervical trauma] 
Abstract:
Mechanical airway obstruction secondary to retropharyngeal bleeding is rare. In most cases such a complication is described after head and neck trauma. Complicating factors include anticoagulant therapy, tumour, aneurysm, infection or major cervical spine injury. A precise initial diagnosis is necessary to avoid a life-threatening situation. Lateral X-ray and computed tomography is essential for safe management.Treatment depends upon size of the haematoma as well as the clinical course of the pa...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
11 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
363-7 
Language:
de 
Print-ISSN:
1432-9417 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie