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Trauma

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

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All of the following types of trauma can cause upper airway obstruction:

  • prolonged endotracheal tube intubation leading to subglottic stenosis
  • gunshot wounds and cut throat
  • inhalation of steam or hot vapour
  • swallowing of corrosive fluids
  • radiotherapy causing laryngeal oedema

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