World journal of surgery | 7 Jan 2018
FD Huang, WB Yeh, SS Chen, YY Liu, IY Lu, YP Chou and TC Wu
Major blunt chest injury usually leads to the development of retained hemothorax and pneumothorax, and needs further intervention. However, since blunt chest injury may be combined with blunt head injury that typically requires patient observation for 3-4 days, other critical surgical interventions may be delayed. The purpose of this study is to analyze the outcomes of head injury patients who received early, versus delayed thoracic surgeries.
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