Correlation between Rib Fractures and Intra-abdominal Organ Injuries after Blunt Chest Trauma.
AJTES Vol 4, No 2, July 2020
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Chest trauma
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DOGJANI, A., HAXHIREXHA, K., KOLANI, H., SELMANI, E., GJATA, A., TODAJ, M., TODAJ, A., & BENDO, H. (2020). Correlation between Rib Fractures and Intra-abdominal Organ Injuries after Blunt Chest Trauma. Albanian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, 4(2), 671-677.


Introduction; The most common thoracic injuries were rib fractures (40%) and simple lung contusions (35%) and the abdominal organs most commonly injured were the spleen (35%), liver (25%), and kidney (20%). Mortality varies from 3-22%. the thoracic-abdominal injuries,

Purpose; Evidence of the role of thoracic trauma in intraabdominal injuries. Evaluation of correlation between rib fractures and intra-abdominal organ injuries after Blunt Chest Trauma;

Materials and methods;

The study has a retrospective character, conducted within the period of December 2017 - June 2019. In our study, 890 patients were included in the Emergency Department at University Hospital of Trauma, Tirana, Albania. The population sample was selected randomly without any study restrictions.

Results; Our study includes 890 patients; distribution of gender-based was: 196 (22%) females and 694 (78%) males. The distribution based on age: 116 (13 %); for <14 years old group; 347 (39%); for 14-40 years old; 427 (48%).for >40 years old.

Conclusions; In Blunt Chest trauma, the incidence of intraabdominal organ injuries is high as evidenced by our study. All patients with such injuries should be evaluated and evaluated until the possibility of such intra-abdominal damage is ruled out. Also, intra-abdominal injuries in multiple rib fractures patients with more than 6 fractures show high gravity, full inspection and observation must be achieved to prepare for possible emergency surgery or other treatment options.
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