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Table 1 Clinical presentations

From: Urgent surgical repair is pivotal in the management of major airway injury due to blunt trauma

Presenting symptoms Total cases (28) Urgent repair (21) Delayed repair (7) P value
Subcutaneous emphysema 22 (78.6%) 17 (81%) 5 (71.4%) 0.34
Dyspnea 22 (78.6%) 15 (71.4%) 7 (100%) 0.010
Hemoptysis 9 (32%) 9 (42.8%) 0 0.023
Desaturation/cyanosis 16 (57.1%) 14 (66.6%) 2 (28.6%) 0.027
Hoarseness of voice 7 (25%) 6 (28.6%) 1 (14.3%) 0.045
Shock 17 (60.7%) 15 (71.4%) 2 (28.6%) 0.039