Comprehensive analysis of 4205 patients with chest trauma: a 10-year experience.

  title={Comprehensive analysis of 4205 patients with chest trauma: a 10-year experience.},
  author={Recep Demirhan and Burak Onan and Kursad Oz and Semih Halezeroğlu},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  volume={9 3},
Thoracic trauma is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. In this retrospective study, we present our 10-year experience in the management and clinical outcome of 4205 cases with chest trauma associated with blunt and penetrating injuries in a level I trauma hospital in Turkey. In 66% of the cases, blunt injury mostly related to traffic accidents was the cause of chest trauma. Additional organ injuries were found in 35% (n=1471). Conservative treatment was… CONTINUE READING
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