Combined carotid artery injury and laryngeal fracture secondary to dog bite: Case report

J. E. Varela, M. O. Dolich, L. A. Fernandez, A. Kane, R. Henry, J. Livingston, D. Arnold, N. Namias

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Abstract

Approximately 914 new dog bite injuries requiring emergency department visits occur daily in the United States. Attacks by dogs with training and strength to attack should be triaged cautiously because of the possibility of serious internal injury. A high index of suspicion is needed when treating patients with neck injuries secondary to dog bites. We report a case of successfully treated combined carotid artery and laryngeal injury produced by a dog bite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1016-1019
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume66
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 25 2000

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  • Surgery

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    Varela, J. E., Dolich, M. O., Fernandez, L. A., Kane, A., Henry, R., Livingston, J., Arnold, D., & Namias, N. (2000). Combined carotid artery injury and laryngeal fracture secondary to dog bite: Case report. American Surgeon, 66(11), 1016-1019.