Hayati Kandiş1, Hayati Deniz2, Ahmet Güngör3, Yavuz Katırcı4, Turgut Deniz5

1Kırıkkale Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Acil Servisi
2Kırıkkale Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Servisi
3Kırıkkale Yüksek İhtisas Hastanesi,göğüs Cerrahisi Servisi,kırıkkale
4Yozgat Devlet Hastanesi, Acil Servisi, Yozgat
5Kırıkkale Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Acil Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Kırıkkale.

Keywords: Emergency service, chest trauma


Objectives: The aim of this study was to define the demographic features of patients presented with chest trauma.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in the emergency department of Kırıkkale Yüksek Ihtisas Hospital between 01.01.2003 and 31.12.2007. In the present study, patients were evaluated according to their age, gender, cause of trauma, thoracic injuries and accompanied system pathologies, time of accomplishing a therapy, the therapy modality and mortality.
Results: A total of 382 patients were included into the study, 248 (65%) were male and 134 (35%) patients were female. The mean age of the study patients was 39.20±14 years (min-max: 1-85). Two hundred fifteen patients (56%) were presented with penetrating thoracic trauma and 167 patients (44%) with blunt thoracic trauma. Whereas implementation of conservative treatment ratio was 43%, and tube thoracostomy 37% and thoracotomy were implemented in 20% of the patients. Mortality rate was 6.2% (n=24).
Conclusion: The thoracic trauma patients have usually multisystem injuries requires an experienced and multidisciplinary team with immediate therapeutic interventions.