Our Experiences with Chest Trauma Patients in Syrian Civil War

Gunay S., Eser I., Ozbey M. , Agar M., Kurkcuoglu I. C.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.6, no.5, pp.573-575, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/jcam.2247
  • Page Numbers: pp.573-575


Aim: Thoracic surgery is a branch, the efficiency of which is unquestionable for war. And during the civil war in Syria, thoracic surgery specialists have been feeling this efficiency so closely. So we want to share our experiences on patients sent from this region. Material and Method: The cases comprised of 41 patients in total, 33 men and 8 women, between the ages of 16-75, who were brought from Syria between the dates of August 2012 - November 2013. The files of the patients were received from archive. Results: Except 11 isolated thorax trauma patients, it was determined thorax and abdomen injuries at 9 patients (21.9%), thorax and extremity injuries at 8 patients (19.5%), thorax and vertebra injuries at 3 patients (7.3%), thorax, abdomen and cranium injuries at 5 patients (12.1%), thorax, abdomen and eye injuries at one patient (2.4%), thorax, abdomen and vertebra injuries at 3 patients (7.3%), thorax, abdomen and extremity injuries at one patient (2.4%). Discussion: Thoracic surgery is a lifesaving branch in case of fast and effectual medical intervention to injuries during war.