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Table 2 Thoracic operative procedures

From: Analysis of risk factors in thoracic trauma patients with a comparison of a modern trauma centre: a mono-centre study

Procedure Group I Group II
Tracheostomy 139 183
Dilatative 62 99
Surgical 77 84
Chest tubes 225 288
Single 122 136
Double 63 90
On both sides 40 62
Time of removal 18 days 12 days
Emergency thoracotomy 23 14
Open cardiac massage 7 2
Suture of lung laceration 4 5
Intercostal artery ligation 9 3
Repair of cardiac rupture 2 2
Repair of diaphragmatic rupture 1 2
Elective thoracotomy 15 2
Evacuation of hematoma 11 1
Decortication for empyema 4 1
Removal of foreign bodies 1 0
VATS 2 14
Evacuation of hematoma 1 9
Decortication for empyema 1 2
Removal of foreign bodies 0 3
Thoracic wall stabilisation 1 6
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