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There are few studies carried out on cut throat injury in our country, as a result actual incidence, mortality and morbidity are not known .Present study attempts to overcome this lacuna so that concerned authority and policy makers to initiate measure in order to minimize the mortality related to cut throat injury.
To evaluate the different demographic factors and the common causes behind the cut throat injury in our country.
Total 60 cases of cut throat wound were included in the study irrespective of age and sex who were admitted in our ward and the referred patients of general surgery ward.
In all the patients with cut throat injury admitted in ENT ward and those patients referred to us from surgical department, first we evaluated the injuries of the neck according to depth and sites.
RESULTS AND ANALYSIS: Total 60 cut throat patients were included in the study, of which 4I were male and 19 were female ( M:F=2.1:1) .
Regarding presentation, the no of patients attended at emergency with open wound and bleeding were 24 (40%), cut throat injury with respiratory distress were 14 cases (23.4%) and referred patients with inadequate wound management at primary centre were 8 cases (13.3%).
We tried to find out clinical outcome (table-13) of all patients of cut throat injury attended to our hospital.