Keywords : Clinical spectrum
A study of clinical spectrum and outcome of patients with chest trauma in tertiary care centre
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 246-250
A thorough understanding of clinical spectrum of chest injury, management and its outcomes shall help
in better patient management and decrease the mortality and morbidity associated with chest injury.
Total of 150 patients with chest trauma reported to casualty, Emergency Department, were included in
study. Patients of age group 15-65 years, with no pre-existing cardiopulmonary disease were enrolled
in the study. Patients treated on OPD basis and brought dead were excluded from the study. Blunt chest
injury was seen in 80.07% and penetrating injury was found in 19.3% of cases. The main reasons for
the chest injury were RTA (57.3%), fall from height (16%), assault (22%), industrial injury (2.7%),
animal attack (0.7%) and fall of objects on chest (1.3%).