Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury
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Thoracic trauma is relatively uncommon, accounting for only five to 12% of admissions to pediatric trauma centers. Among those pediatric patients with thoracic trauma, blunt injury predominates and accounts for 60 to 80% of all injuries.
The incidence of penetrating thoracic trauma increases with age, and is more common in adolescents than young children. Thoracic injuries alone are associated with a five percent mortality but, as with adults, mortality increases significantly with associated head or abdominal injuries and may be as high as 40% when all three body regions are injured. Therefore, despite its infrequency, thoracic trauma is associated with significant morbidity and mortality in children .
see also Penetrating Trauma and Thoracotomy for Penetrating Trauma
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Last updated: May 5, 2016
Waldhausen, John, et al., editors. "Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2016. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829111/all/Penetrating_Thoracic_and_Mediastinal_Injury.
Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2016. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829111/all/Penetrating_Thoracic_and_Mediastinal_Injury. Accessed April 19, 2019.
Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury. (2016). In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829111/all/Penetrating_Thoracic_and_Mediastinal_Injury
Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2016. [cited 2019 April 19]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829111/all/Penetrating_Thoracic_and_Mediastinal_Injury.
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