The Management of Blunt Fractures of the Thyroid Cartilage

John P. Bent, Edward S. Porubsky

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Our experience with 20 cases of blunt fractures of the thyroid cartilage encountered over the last 15 years were reviewed. These injuries were classified into one of three categories: nondisplaced with minimal associated laryngeal injuries (four cases), moderately displaced with intralaryngeal defects (12 cases), and severe fractures with intralaryngeal avulsion injuries (four cases). Treatment consisted of either surgical reduction of fracture (and associated intralaryngeal injuries) or conservative, nonsurgical management. Results were graded subjectively as good, fair, or poor for airway and voice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalOtolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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