Penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries: Ongoing dilemma—Which cavity and when?

  title={Penetrating thoracoabdominal injuries: Ongoing dilemma—Which cavity and when?},
  author={Juan Antonio Asensio and Hector Arroyo and William Veloz and Walter Forno and Esteban Gambaro and Gustavo A. Roldan and James Murray and Ph.D. George Velmahos and Ph.D. Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
The aims of this study were to (1) define characteristics for the thoracoabdominal injury patient population; (2) describe sequences of surgical interventions with combined procedures (i.e., thoracotomy and laparotomy); and (3) describe pitfalls leading to inappropriate sequencing of surgical interventions for thoracoabdominal injuries. It was a retrospective 4-year study (January 1995 to December 1998) conducted at an urban level I trauma center. The study population comprised 254 patients who… CONTINUE READING
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