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Penetrating chest trauma secondary to falling on metallic (iron) bar.

Al-Sayed H, Sandogji H, Allam A - Ann Thorac Med (2009)

Bottom Line: Case of a 27-year-old man who sustained penetrating chest injury caused by a metallic (iron) bar projecting from a pillar of a construction after he fell down from a height.

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Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, King Fahad Hospital, Almadinah Almunawarah, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Case of a 27-year-old man who sustained penetrating chest injury caused by a metallic (iron) bar projecting from a pillar of a construction after he fell down from a height.

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Figure 0004: Entry point and exit point of the penetrating metallic bar

Mentions: The patient was transferred to the operating room, where exploration laparotomy and right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed [Figures 2–4]. The metallic bar was pulled out ‘helically.’ The injury of the lower lobe of the right lung was repaired using 3-0 polypropylene to control the air leak. The right diaphragmatic injury was repaired using 1 polypropylene. The right hepatic lobe injury was repaired and hemostasis was controlled. Intraoperative esophagoscopy showed no esophageal injury. Bilateral chest tubes were inserted and the surgical wounds were closed into layers; and the patient was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU), where the course went smoothly for 2 days, apart from right surgical emphysema, which was controlled by suction applied to the right chest tube.


Penetrating chest trauma secondary to falling on metallic (iron) bar.

Al-Sayed H, Sandogji H, Allam A - Ann Thorac Med (2009)

Entry point and exit point of the penetrating metallic bar
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 0004: Entry point and exit point of the penetrating metallic bar
Mentions: The patient was transferred to the operating room, where exploration laparotomy and right posterolateral thoracotomy was performed [Figures 2–4]. The metallic bar was pulled out ‘helically.’ The injury of the lower lobe of the right lung was repaired using 3-0 polypropylene to control the air leak. The right diaphragmatic injury was repaired using 1 polypropylene. The right hepatic lobe injury was repaired and hemostasis was controlled. Intraoperative esophagoscopy showed no esophageal injury. Bilateral chest tubes were inserted and the surgical wounds were closed into layers; and the patient was shifted to intensive care unit (ICU), where the course went smoothly for 2 days, apart from right surgical emphysema, which was controlled by suction applied to the right chest tube.

Bottom Line: Case of a 27-year-old man who sustained penetrating chest injury caused by a metallic (iron) bar projecting from a pillar of a construction after he fell down from a height.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Thoracic Surgery, King Fahad Hospital, Almadinah Almunawarah, Medina, Saudi Arabia.

ABSTRACT
Case of a 27-year-old man who sustained penetrating chest injury caused by a metallic (iron) bar projecting from a pillar of a construction after he fell down from a height.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus