A case of penetrating neck trauma in a child

Kathryn M. Hewett, Larry Mellick

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Penetrating injuries to the neck are potentially devastating, and recommendations concerning their evaluation have generated extensive discussion over the years. In this article, we present the case of a 9-year-old girl who narrowly missed a serious vascular injury when she fell on a pencil. We also discuss the most current recommendations concerning management of zone II injuries to the neck of a pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012


  • cervical
  • injuries
  • neck
  • penetrating
  • trauma
  • zone II injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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