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Year : 1979  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-139  

Chest injuries in civilian practice (A study of 166 cases)

NV Mandke1, C Padmanabhan1, AM Shah2, SV Nadkarni2 
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, L.T.M.M. College and L. T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Bombay-400 022, India
2 Department of General Surgery, L.T.M.M. College and L. T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Bombay-400 022, India

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N V Mandke
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, L.T.M.M. College and L. T.M.G. Hospital, Sion, Bombay-400 022
India

Chest injuries constitute a large number of patients admitted in our Intensive Trauma Care Unit. The maximum incidence is in the age group of 20-40 years. Contusions, fracture ribs, pneumo­haemothorax constitute major thoracic injuries. Visceral injuries were always kept in mind while treating these patients with critical condition. Most of the patients could be treated with only active conservativemanagement with proper use of respirators in selected patients. Surgical intervention was required in the patients mostly with visceral injuries. The mortality rate in pure chest injuries is very low. The as­sociated head injuries and abdominal injuries increased the overall mortality rate.


How to cite this article:
Mandke N V, Padmanabhan C, Shah A M, Nadkarni S V. Chest injuries in civilian practice (A study of 166 cases).J Postgrad Med 1979;25:134-139


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Mandke N V, Padmanabhan C, Shah A M, Nadkarni S V. Chest injuries in civilian practice (A study of 166 cases). J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1979 [cited 2022 Dec 9 ];25:134-139
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