Acta Scientific Paediatrics (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Case Report Volume 4 Issue 11

A Near Fatal Miss - Airbag Related Polytrauma in a Child Presenting as Multiple Air Leaks and odontoid Fracture

Ravi Sharma1*, Ajay Singh1, Tibin Johny1, Rajiv K Bansal1, Neeraj K Sharma2, Ajay Sharma2, Sanjay Narwani3, DP Sharma4 and Pradeep5

1Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India
2Department of CTVS, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India
3Department of ENT, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India
4Department of Neurosurgery, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India
5Department of Radiology, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India

*Corresponding Author: Ravi Sharma, Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, SDM Hospital, Jaipur, India.

Received: September 13, 2021; Published: October 19, 2021



Airbags have changed the pattern of fractures seen in road traffic accidents, reducing morbidity and mortality. However in younger patients and patients of short stature who are sitting in front seat, severe spinal injuries can still occur even with deployment of airbags. Airbags related injuries can occasionally present with unusual presentations. The majority of airbags associated injuries are minor. We present a rare fatal manifestation of airbag related polytrauma in a 3 year old male child presenting as lung contusion, air leaks and odontoid fracture presented as respiratory failure and unstable spine.

Keywords: Seat Belt; Air Bag; Neck Injuries; Air Leaks; Fatal; Child



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Citation: Ravi Sharma., et al. “ A Near Fatal Miss - Airbag Related Polytrauma in a Child Presenting as Multiple Air Leaks and odontoid Fracture”. Acta Scientific Paediatrics 4.11 (2021): 38-41.


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