Thoracic esophageal and tracheal injury following blunt trauma

Joseph C. Stothert, James Buttorff, Donald L. Kaminski

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A 20-year-old man injured in a motor vehicular accident sustained a nonpenetrating double blowout injury of the upper thoracic esophagus. A simultaneous membranous rupture of the trachea occurred. Treatment was by operative primary closure. A collective review of blunt upper thoracic esophageal perforations reveals a nearly uniform occurrence of associated tracheal injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)992-995
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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