Traumatic perforation of the pyriform sinus: CT demonstration

Michael P. Ward, Harvey S. Glazer, Jay P. Heiken, J. Gershon Spector

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Hypopharyngeal perforation secondary to tracheal intubation is a rare and serious complication. Radiographic evaluation is helpful when the clinical diagnosis is not obvious. In one such case CT demonstrated the site of perforation and its extension into the superior mediastinum, facilitating the subsequent surgical approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-984
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985


  • Computed tomography
  • Pharynx
  • Wounds and injuries


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