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Table 1 Admission data of the 161 patients presenting with penetrating neck injuries

From: Safety in selective surgical exploration in penetrating neck trauma

  Number of patients (%)
Gender  
 Male 143 (88 %)
 Female 18 (12 %)
Mean Age (years) 26
Pre-hospital care  
 Land Unit 143 (89 %)
 Aeromedic Unit 2 (1 %)
 Other 16 (10 %)
Mechanism of Injury  
 Gunshot Wound (GSW) 29 (18 %)
 Stab Wound  
 Knife 126 (78 %)
 Other 6 (4 %)
Injury Location  
 Zone I 53 (33 %
 Zone II 71 (44 %)
 Zone III 37 (23 %)
Management  
 Selective Approach 130 (81 %)
 Mandatory Surgery 31 (19 %)