Rebar Impalement Injury Throughout Bilateral Hemithorax and Pericardium


Thoracic traumas have an important place among all injuries as they can cause significant mortality and morbidity. The thoracic injuries are the large part of trauma with head and extremity injuries. Thoracic traumas are divided into two groups, including penetrating and blunt. The primary causes for penetrating traumas are wounds caused by gunshot and sharp objects. The lungs are the most injured organ in penetrating thoracic traumas with many organ injuries accompanied. This case report is about a rebar impalement into bilateral hemitoraces and pericardium after falling down in spite of any injury is not occurred in heart, lung and great vessels. The fact that an injury to such an extent does not cause any intrathoracic catastrophic event is something that has not been reported in the past.

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Akcam, T. , Ergonul, A. , Ozdil, A. , Cakan, A. and Cagırıcı, U. (2015) Rebar Impalement Injury Throughout Bilateral Hemithorax and Pericardium. Open Journal of Thoracic Surgery, 5, 31-34. doi: 10.4236/ojts.2015.53007.

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