Management of pediatric penetrating oropharyngeal trauma.

TitleManagement of pediatric penetrating oropharyngeal trauma.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsZonfrillo MR, Roy AD, Walsh SA
JournalPediatr Emerg Care
Volume24
Issue3
Pagination172-5
Date Published2008 Mar
ISSN1535-1815
KeywordsFemale, Foreign Bodies, Humans, Infant, Oropharynx, Punctures, Wounds, Penetrating
Abstract

Penetrating oropharyngeal trauma (OPT) is common in young children. Complications are rare but can be severe and with delayed onset. Controversy exists about the evaluation and management of OPT, although most injuries in the stable child can be managed in the outpatient setting. Two pediatric OPT cases and a brief review of the literature are presented.

DOI10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181669072
Alternate JournalPediatr Emerg Care
PubMed ID18347498