Traumatic Hypopharyngeal Perforation from Football Helmet Chinstrap: A Case Report -- restricted access to full text
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Williams, Matt & Rowe, Marcella (2011). Traumatic Hypopharyngeal Perforation from Football Helmet Chinstrap: A Case Report. -- In Proceedings: 7th Annual Symposium: Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 124-125
Hypopharyngeal perforations are a rare but potentially serious injury. These injuries typically present with significant superficial trauma or are often seen in very violent injuries such as motor vehicle accidents. Due to the serious nature of these injuries and the complications that can arise, such as infection, sepsis, and death, prompt and proper diagnosis is key for a good prognosis. This case report describes a very unusual case of a hypopharyngeal perforation that was caused by a dislodged chinstrap from a football helmet
Paper presented to the 7th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Marcus Welcome Center, Wichita State University, May 4, 2011.
Research completed at the Department of Physician Assistant