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Is exploration mandatory in penetrating zone II neck injuries?

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BACKGROUND: A policy of mandatory neck exploration for zone II injuries deep to platysma was promoted in the 1950s and was associated with a reduction in mortality when compared with expectant or delayed exploration. Recently many trauma centres have been practising selective neck exploration using physical examination and imaging to stratify patients to different management strategies. In the Auckland region, patients with penetrating zone II injury deep to platysma have been managed with m...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
ANZ journal of surgery
Volume:
77
Issue:
4
Pages:
261-264
Publication date:
2007-04-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1445-2197
ISSN:
1445-1433
URN:
uuid:af8ea9ca-67c5-47b3-9b5f-5a1dd63c329b
Source identifiers:
358645
Local pid:
pubs:358645

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