cut throat

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cut throat

Laceration of the throat. The seriousness of the injury depends on the angle of thrust of the cutting object, the location of the injury, and the amount of tissue damage.

Patient care

The patient should be transported to the nearest trauma center for evaluation. If there is evidence of bleeding into the airway, the patient should be positioned so that blood is not aspirated. Suction devices should be available at the bedside. If the trachea is severed, it should be kept open and free of clots. Bleeding sites should be compressed until definitive therapy is available. Vital signs and cardiac rhythms should be continuously monitored. For patients who cannot protect their airways, intubation and mechanical ventilation are required.

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A study done in western Nigeria found that 53%-60% of the individuals presenting with cut throat injury were suicidal attempts and all had a history of psychiatric illness7,8.
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Manilal A, Khorshed ABM, Talukder DC, Sarder RMA, Fakir AT, Hossain M: Cut throat injury: review of 67 cases.
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Our present case study was a self-inflicted cut throat injury by a middle aged male patient.
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