Therapeutic approach in hemodynamically stable transmediastinal gunshot wounds


BAYRAM A. S. , BİÇER M. , Ercan A., GEBİTEKİN C.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.15, no.2, pp.194-197, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-197

Abstract

Transmediastinal gunshot wounds may result in damage to the heart, large blood vessels, esophagus or lung. In hemodynamically stable patients, diagnostic examinations have critical importance and the preferred therapies still have unresolved points. In this paper, we present our experience with five patients, three of whom were operated for transmediastinal gunshot wounds after diagnostic tests; all were hemodynamically stable. Before deciding on operation, diagnostic tests should be performed in hemodynamically stable patients with transmediastinal gunshot wounds.