Traumatic Asphyxia due to Motorcycle Accident
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Introduction
Perthes syndrome (traumatic Asphyxia) is characterized by cyanosis, subconjunctival hemorrhage, and petechiae triad on the head-neck area. First clinically diagnosed traumatic asphyxia cases were reported by Olivier approximately 170 years ago. This syndrome typically arises from sudden and severe trauma of thorax and/or upper abdomen and most cases are caused by motorcycle accidents. Pulmonary contusion, hemothorax, and pneumothorax are the most common injuries accompanying Perthes syndrome. In this case report a male patient with traumatic asphyxia due to motorcycle accident was discussed.

Case Report
In this case report, a 36-years-old male patient who was brought to the emergency room due to thorax trauma related to motorcycle accident was discussed. From the anamnesis of the patient, it was concluded that he got under the bus from one side and while the shaft of the bus rotated, it pulled and crushed the patient between the body of the bus and the shaft and the patient fainted soon afterwards. Direct trauma history could not be obtained from the face and neck area of the patient. He had no features in his history....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3626248/
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