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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2009;33(2):136-138.
Published online November 30, 2009.
Hypopharyngeal Perforation Associated with Traffic Accident.
Kwang Hoon Kim, Sang Yong Lee, Gap Rae Jo, Yong Woo Ahn, Gi Yeong Huh
Institute of Forensic Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea. nisi27947011@empas.com
Abstract
Hypopharyngeal perforation associated with traffic accident is a rare occurrence, which can cause serious morbidity and mortality if not diagnosed and treated early. We report an autopsy case of hypopharyngeal perforation following a traffic accident. A 32-year-old man hits his chin when his car hits highway guardrail. He complained continuous neck pain and died 5 days after the accident. Autopsy was performed, and death was due to undiagnosed retropharyngeal abscess with sepsis.
Key Words: hypopharynx, perforation, traffic accident


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