Received: 23 July 2019
Accepted: 14 February 2020
First Online: 9 March 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This work did not involve direct interventions on the patients since the data was taken from the clinical records and the defined behaviors for the diagnosis and treatment were those that the surgeons of the service decided according to the criteria of their current practice. The conducts used to carry out arteriographies, endoscopies, fibrobronchoscopies, or explorations and / or surgical treatments are those that are usually taken in the emergency service for the management of penetrating injuries in the neck by the different surgeons of the service in Hospital Occidente Kennedy. There was no direct intervention on patients as part of the present investigation. The protocol of treatment of patients in HOK to perform any invasive examination or surgical procedure, includes that all patients must demonstrate their compliance with said behavior by signing a pre-established Informed Consent form for each service. The data was collected under the numbers of their clinical histories and the presentation of the results kept the anonymity of the patients and did not allow them to be identified in any way. The research project was submitted and approved by the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Universidad del Rosario. The planning and conduct of the project was carefully developed following the ethical guidelines contemplated in the Declaration of Helsinki and Resolution 8430 of 1993 of the Ministry of Health, and in accordance with this resolution was considered a risk-free study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.