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Penetrating thoracic trauma in arrow injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11269419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Arrow wounds are very rare. We present herein a case of hilar penetrating thoracic trauma caused by an arrow, and a review of the literature, to clarify the management of these cases and their indications for surgery. Depending on the type of arrowhead, the tissue elasticity can narrow the wound track around the shaft of the arrow, sometimes causing a tamponade effect. In the mediastinal or hilar area, an arrow should not be removed before an injury to the major blood vessels or the heart has been ruled out.
N Peloponissios; N Halkic; O Moeschler; P Schnyder; H Vuilleumier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-27     Completed Date:  2001-05-31     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Suicide, Attempted
Thoracic Injuries / surgery*
Wounds, Stab / surgery*

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