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Table 1 Thoracic injuries discovered by surgical exploration

From: Chest trauma experience over eleven-year period at al-mouassat university teaching hospital-Damascus: a retrospective review of 888 cases

  n Blunt Penetrating P
Cardiac injury 11 0 11 < 0.0001
Intercostals vessel injury 13 1 12 0.0002
Pulmonary laceration 19 3 16 0.0002
Diaphragm rupture 31 10 21 0.005
Internal mammary vessels 4 0 4 0.03
Chest wall injury 13 3 10 0.02
Fibrinous Hemothorax 13 7 6 NS
Pulmonary helium injury 3 3 0 NS
Subclavian vessels injury 3 1 2 NS
Bronchial rupture 3 3 0 NS
Tracheal laceration 2 0 2 NS
chylothorax 2 1 1 NS
Esophageal rupture 1 0 1 NS