Analysis of cases of chest trauma in known population: A clinical study
Author(s): Dr. Purshotam Dass Gupta and Dr. Pavan Kumar Banga
Abstract:Background: Chest trauma is a common cause of morbidity and mortality. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of chest trauma. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of general surgery. It comprised of 146 cases. The type of trauma, mode of trauma and physical signs and symptoms were recorded. Results: out of 146 patients, males were 72 and females were 74. 102 cases were of blunt trauma and 44 were of penetrating. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mode of trauma was road side accident in 124, fall in 15, gun shot in 2 and physical violence in 5. Emphysema was seen in 45, clicks in 50 and crepitation in 34. Conclusion: Authors found that maximum cases were of blunt trauma as compared to penetrating trauma. Mode of trauma was road side accident, fall, gun shot and physical violence.