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Research Paper | Radiological Sciences | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015


Studying of Blunt Chest Trauma in Sudan and Potential Diagnosis

Nuha H. Mohamed, Mohammed A. Ali Omer, Ghada A. Edam


Abstract: A retrospective study on chest trauma in Sudan and potential diagnosis has been carried out in a sample consists of 280 cases collected from Niyala teaching hospital, Kosti teaching hospital, Khartoum teaching hospital and Omdurman military hospital. The data analysis showed that that the chest trauma predominated among male with a percent of 66.4 % relative to the female group that represents 33.6 %, and the incidence is higher among male relative to female during the whole range of ages and the average age of patient was (31.914.8) and (32.914.6 year). The blunt chest trauma is more common than penetrating one and representing about 73.6 % while the penetrating represents only 26.4 % of the cases and the incidence of chest trauma found even during childhood i. e. age group of 4-8 years, and increases rapidly following aging and peaking at age group of 24-28 years old. The common causes of chest trauma were the road traffic accidents (RTA) represents 56.5 %, Gunshot represents 19.4 %, stab wound 13.0 % and the least was the fall-down which represents 11.1 % and the common involved side in chest was the right lung 55.5 %, then the left lung 20.9 %, middle 13.6 % and both lung 11 %. The patient presentation was 53.6 % as Heamoptysis, Dysphonea, Chest Pain, and Rib fracture. A 21.8 % as Chest pain and Rib fracture. A 12.7 % as Chest pain and dysphnea, and 11.8 % of patients presented with chest pain only. The findings only being revealed by CT scan were liver-hematoma, sternum fracture, emphysema and pneumothorax.


Keywords: Chest, Blunt, Trauma, CT, x-ray


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,


Pages: 1225 - 1228


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Nuha H. Mohamed, Mohammed A. Ali Omer, Ghada A. Edam, "Studying of Blunt Chest Trauma in Sudan and Potential Diagnosis", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB156603, Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015, 1225 - 1228

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