Operative management and outcomes of traumatic lung resection.

  title={Operative management and outcomes of traumatic lung resection.},
  author={Matthew Jeffrey Martin and J. Matthew McDonald and Philip S. Mullenix and Scott Russell Steele and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  volume={203 3},
BACKGROUND To analyze the presentation, injury patterns, and outcomes among a large cohort of patients requiring lung resection for trauma, and to compare outcomes stratified by the extent of resection. STUDY DESIGN Review of all adult patients undergoing lung resections in the National Trauma Data Bank. Patients were categorized by extent of lung resection; wedge resection, lobectomy, or pneumonectomy. Patient factors, injury data, and outcomes were compared between groups using univariate… CONTINUE READING