Methods A retrospective study was performed on 84 cases with thoracolumbar spine and spinal cord trauma complicated by thoracoabdominal viscera injuries treated in our unit from January 1986 to December 2002, of which there were 52 cases with thoracic vertebra fracture (T_6-T_(12)), 32 with lumbar fracture (L_1-L_4), 70 with complicated chest injury, 14 with abdominal injury and 34 with injuries of cranium, extremities and pelvis.
Objective To study the effects of trauma score in the prognostic survivals and deaths for the patients injured from pen etrating thoracic trauma (PTT), and to define the severe injury using injury severity score (ISS) and penetrating trauma index (PTI).
Methods Between 2000 and 2004,76 children with thoracic trauma,57 boys (75%) and 19 girls (25%),were treated in Department of Pediatric Surgery and Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery in West China Hospital of Sichuan University. The characteristics of treatment for thoracic trauma in children were summarized.
Thus, thoracic injury was accompanied by an increase in NOx and MDA, which determine the severity of oxidative stress.
We report a case of a 26-year-old patient, a tilelayer by profession, with a history of a fall from a height of 5 meters with blunt thoracic injury and resultant left atrial rupture.
Pneumonectomy for blunt thoracic injury carries a high mortality rate.
We present a case of severe bilateral blunt thoracic injury in which left pneumonectomy was done.
We believe that the identification and treatment of kinetic chain abnormalities in areas distant to the site of injury, such as the lower extremities, pelvis, and lumbar spine, should be an integral part of thoracic injury evaluation and treatment.