Thoracic duct injury in penetrating neck trauma

M. H. Whiteford, F. Abdullah, J. J. Vernick, R. Rabinovici

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Thoracic duct laceration from penetrating neck trauma is a rare injury associated with significant morbidity. Seventy-one cases published in the English literature in the last 50 years, along with one new case, were reviewed in an attempt to characterize the clinical profile, treatment, and outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1072-1075
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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