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How long would you need to stay in the hospital after a small stab wound near the neck?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
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In brief: Depends
If there is no major damage to nerves, blood supply, organs then early if there are complication with breathing or eating or any other issue will need a transitional care hospital.

In brief: Depends
If there is no major damage to nerves, blood supply, organs then early if there are complication with breathing or eating or any other issue will need a transitional care hospital.
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
A lot will also depend on the depth of penetration of the stab wound and if you are having any associated symptoms. Best cause scenario is that most patients with a "simple stab wound" to the neck who are seen by an established trauma center will be watched overnight.
Dr. John Walker
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Depends where
There are several different areas in the neck with different degrees of danger regarding structures that could be damaged.
Usually the higher up in the neck te more dangerous, but lower down it can also be possible to damage the lung. It all depends on what was damaged. Usually the larger the knife the more dangerous too, but a very small puncture wound can sometimes also be very dangerous.

In brief: Depends where
There are several different areas in the neck with different degrees of danger regarding structures that could be damaged.
Usually the higher up in the neck te more dangerous, but lower down it can also be possible to damage the lung. It all depends on what was damaged. Usually the larger the knife the more dangerous too, but a very small puncture wound can sometimes also be very dangerous.
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