Current Thoracic Surgery 2018 , Vol 3 , Issue 1
Penetrating chest trauma with a dagger: an appalling case at the emergency department
Demet Yaldız1,Yunus Türk2
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Medicine, Manisa, Turkey
2Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.26663/cts.2018.0006 Penetrating chest traumas constitute nearly one third of all chest traumas with a high high mortality and morbidity. Herein we present a 29-year-old male patient presented at the emergency department with a the penetrating thoracic trauma with a dagger. The management was reported in the light of relevant literatüre. Keywords : penetrating chest trauma, stab wound, hemothorax