MANAGEMENT OF PENETRATING HEART AND ACCOMPANYING LUNG INJURIES


Ekim H., Basel H., Odabasi D., Tuncer M., Gumrukcuoglu H. A.

PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.26, no.3, pp.526-531, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-531

Abstract

Objective: Penetrating heart injury is potentially a life threatening condition due to cardiac tamponade or exsanguinating hemorrhage. The aim of this study was to evaluate victims who were referred to our hospital with penetrating heart and accompanying lung injuries and to review our overall outcome with this type of combined injuries.