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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13-16

Damage control in thoracic trauma

Department of Trauma & Emergency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitin Kumar Kashyap
D-215, Sector-5, Devendra Nagar, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-7341.118733

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Management of thoracic trauma is an integral part in the decision making process for damage control in a case of polytrauma. Approximately 25% of civilian trauma deaths are caused by thoracic trauma and many of these deaths can be prevented by prompt diagnosis and correct management. The article discusses in brief a protocol for management of polytrauma with special emphasis towards thoracic trauma.

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