Lacrosse-related laryngeal injury

Jeff C. Rastatter*, Kris R. Jatana, Lindsay Leininger, Jeff A. Hall, James D. Lowery

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This case report illustrates a severe laryngeal fracture from injuries sustained during a lacrosse match. Contact sports such as lacrosse are popular with pediatric and teenage children. Laryngeal injury can be a life-threatening injury due to airway compromise, and prompt emergency medical treatment can be life saving. This case report details a patient's presentation, clinical exam, radiology and endoscopic findings, treatment including securing the airway and fracture repair, and outcome. The risk of mortality or severe morbidity warrants a high index of suspicion is given for children and teenagers with blunt neck trauma during contact sports such as lacrosse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-99
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology Extra
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2009


  • Blunt laryngeal injury
  • Lacrosse
  • Pediatric laryngeal trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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