World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

PENETRATING CHEST TRAUMA, ASSOCIATED INJURIES AND COMPLICATIONS

Mohd Altaf Wani, Dr. Showkat Hussain Tali*, Mohd Ashraf Bhat, Gazi Shakeel and Ashiq Hussain Naqshbandi

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Associated injuries in penetrating chest trauma contribute significantly to mortality and mortality. Complications can arise due to penetrating chest trauma itself and/or during or following management. Material and Methods: One hundred and twenty five patients with penetrating chest trauma were enrolled in the study. Associated injuries and complications were noted and recorded on a predesigned proforma. Observations and Results: Most common associated injury was abdominal trauma (14.8%) followed by skeletal injuries (7.2%) and facial trauma (3.2%). Liver and diaphragmatic injuries were observed in 3.2 % each. Lung laceration was the most common complication (26.4%) followed by left internal mammary artery injury (1.6%). Pleural effusion was the most common complication (5.6%) closely followed by atelectasis (4%) and thrombophilibits (4%). Septicemia was the most common cause of death (2.4%). Conclusion: In penetrating chest trauma the most common associated injury was abdominal trauma. Lung laceration was the most common complication. Pleural effusion was the most common complication and septicemia the most common cause of death.

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