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Cervical Esophageal Perforation after Blunt Trauma
Hyun Min Cho, Young Jin Kim
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2011;24(1):45-47
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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Korea. kyjcs@kyuh.co.kr

Esophageal perforation due to blunt trauma is rare. A 67-year-old male presented to Konyang University Hospital with painful neck swelling. His neck was injured by blunt trauma at work. Esophageal perforation was detected by neck CT and esophagography. We performed primary repair of cervical esophagus through the Lt. neck approach. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged at postoperative day 15.

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