Otolaryngology Houston

Bechara Y. Ghorayeb, MD
8830 Long Point, Suite 806
Houston, Texas 77055
For appointments, call (713) 464 2614
This page was last updated: September 17, 2014
Laryngeal Fracture
Axial CT scan of neck showing a laryngeal fracture.


This patient sustained multiple facial fractures and a laryngeal fracture in a motorcycle accident.
He was intubated at the scene of the accident.

The above axial CT scan shows a fracture of the thyroid cartilage lamina.  Note the presence of an endotracheal tube.


He underwent a tracheotomy followed by an open reduction and internal fixation of the laryngeal fracture with a metal plate and screws (see close-up picture below).
Photograph of laryngeal fracture repair with a metallic plate and screws.  A  heavy prolene suture is also used here to pull the depressed thyroid cartilage fragment out toward the plate.