Seatbelt Injury Causing Perforation of the Cervical Esophagus: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Gill, Satinderjit S.; Dierking, Jason M.; Nguyen, Khang T.; Woollen, Claude D.; Morrow, Charles E.
January 2004
American Surgeon;Jan2004, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p32
Academic Journal
Blunt trauma to the head and neck is a rare cause of cervical esophageal perforation. We report a cervical esophageal perforation caused by compression by a shoulder-harness seatbelt during a high-speed motor vehicle crash. We are not aware of a similar case in the trauma literature.


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