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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2013, Article ID 827902, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/827902
Case Report

Near-Complete Supraglottic Transection of the Larynx after a Motorbike Accident

1Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
2Prince of Wales Hospital Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia

Received 31 March 2013; Accepted 23 April 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Orita, M. S. Timms, and G. Zhou

Copyright © 2013 Sang Hwang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Severe laryngeal trauma is rare in the civilian environment and requires appropriate and timely surgical intervention. We report a case from Sydney, Australia, which was managed with open reduction and internal fixation of the larynx with resorbable plates. The use of resorbable plates for operative fixation of the larynx has rarely been reported in literature but may be a viable alternative.