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What should I consider when managing a patient with trauma to the neck?

4th August 2020


The neck is a particularly challenging area of assessment and management in the trauma patient, as it is the location for many vital structures. Concern for vascular, neurologic, digestive tract, and airway injury are of paramount importance in the evaluation of these patients, as all can be life-threatening. This talk will focus on assessment and management in multiple settings.


Mr Jai Manick

Jai Manick (Jaiganesh Manickavasagam) is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee and Honorary Senior Teacher at Dundee Medical School. Within the ENT Department, he is the lead head,neck and thyroid surgeon with clinical interests in laser surgery and endoscopic thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

His clinical practice is devoted to benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, voice box, neck, salivary glands and the thyroid gland at Dundee. Mr Manick is one of a few surgeons in the United Kingdom with expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers. His research portfolio is primarily comprised of projects concerning the head and neck, rhinology and the skull base.


Mr Shahab Khan

Mr Shad Khan is Consultant Endocrine & General Surgeon based at the Oxford University Hospitals. He completed his surgical training in London before embarking upon a fellowship in the prestigious Oxford Endocrine Unit. He now practices as a Consultant Surgeon in Oxford and in London specialising in endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland) and general surgery (hernia and gallbladder surgery). He works for various charities and performs hernia surgery in Africa and South America. Mr Shad Khan has published books in surgical training and book chapters in endocrine surgery. He has also been published regularly in areas of endocrine surgery. Mr Khan regularly presents and teaches at the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) and European Association of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) international meetings.


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