ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Accidentally posterolateral thoracotomy
Ayşen Taslak Şengül, Ömer Serdar Bekdemir, Cem Diren Öztürk, Ahmet Başoğlu
Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Samsun, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.5348
The majority of penetrating thoracic traumas develop due to gun shots or stab wounds. In glass injuries causing penetrating thoracic trauma, fatal traumas occur due to collisions with glass doors or falls on glass. A 31-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department after an injury caused by a collision with a glass door. Although he had a 20 cm posterolateral thoracotomy incision, a 10 cm intercostal defect and a 5x7 piece of glass in the thorax, his general condition was good and his vital signs were stable. In this article, a case with penetrating thoracic trauma, who was accidentally wounded in the form of the left posterolateral thoracotomy without any organ damage was presented in the light of literature data.
Keywords : Accidentally; foreign body; penetrating thoracic trauma
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