A prospective study of penetrating Chest trauma and Evaluation f role of thoracotomy

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Muhammad Saleem Khan
Aamir Bilal

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To evaluate the different lines of management of penetrating chest truama and determine the indications of thoracotomy in patients sustaining penetrating chest trauama. A prospective study was conducted at the department of cardiothoracic surgery; LRH, from May 1996 to April 1997. Early thoracotomy has a definite role both in emergency situation and for various complications resulting from penetrating chest trauma. Adequate initial line of management of penetrating chest injuries will minimize life threatening complications.

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Khan MS, Bilal A. A prospective study of penetrating Chest trauma and Evaluation f role of thoracotomy. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 27 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];18(1). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/849
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