Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : THORACOTOMY


EMERGENCY THORACOTOMY FOR CARDIAC OR GREAT VESSEL INJURIES : A REPRT OF 5 CASES.

Abdulsalam Y Al Museilih

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2005, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 100-109
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2005.55425

The different modes of injury to the heart extend from motor vehicle accidents to penetrating injury by a pencil tip1. The incidence of penetrating cardiac injuries appears to be rising, presumably because of an increase in civilian violence2.
Penetrating cardiac injuries are still a challenge for surgeons because of their difficulty as to the diagnosis, bad prognosis and the necessity of acute operation3.