oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - The airway in face, head and neck injury : SASA refresher text

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Penetrating neck injury was first described 5 000 years ago on a piece of papyrus. Hugh Munro closed a longitudinal tracheal laceration in 1792 by using external straps. Horizontal lesions were sutured over a stent and the patientâ??s neck remained in the flexed position while the wound was allowed to heal.

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