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Magaña SI, Cabello PR, Melgoza MD, Galván RJ, Chávez RJJ
Pattern of neck lesions at the Central Military Hospital
Cir Gen 2001; 23 (4)
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Objective: To report on our experience in patients with neck injuries.
Design: Retrospective, longitudinal, observational study.
Setting: Third level health care hospital.
Patients and methods: We analyzed the etiology and mechanism of lesion, as well as the topography and injured organs in 87 patients with traumatic lesions in the neck, between January 1992 and April 2000.
Results: There were 80 men and 7 women, their ages ranged from 17 to 67 years (mean 25). In 83 patients, the injury was penetrating. In 74, surgical treatment was performed, 18 of them were emergency surgeries. Frequency of negative explorations was of 8%. Zone II lesions predominated, vascular structures were the most affected. Morbidity was of 15% and mortality of 9%.
Conclusion: It is important to know the anatomical characteristics of the neck and to determine the symptoms and signs suggestive of intra-cervical organ lesions.
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