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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Loogna, P; Bonanno, F; Bowley, DM; Doll, D; Girgensohn, R; Smith, MD; Glapa, M; Degiannis, E 
Title:
Emergency thoracic surgery for penetrating, non-mediastinal trauma. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Penetrating thoracic injury is commonly found in South Africa. A review of our recent experience was undertaken to assess the effectiveness of our protocols for this type of injury. METHODS: A retrospective study of 61 consecutive patients with penetrating, non-mediastinal trauma to the chest was conducted over 32 months at a single trauma unit. Patient details, mechanism of injury, operative procedure and in-hospital mortality and morbidity rates were recorded. RESULTS: Two thousand...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
ANZ J Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
77 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
142-5 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1445-1433 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik