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  Thoracic wall foreign bodies following penetrating trauma in pediatric age group: report of two cases with literature review [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(1): 173-176 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2020.68094  

Thoracic wall foreign bodies following penetrating trauma in pediatric age group: report of two cases with literature review

Volkan Sarper Erikci
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Sağlık Bilimleri University Tepecik Training Hospital, Izmir, TURKEY

Penetrating chest trauma is rarely seen in childhood. Following penetrative trauma various foreign objects may be detected as embedded in the tissues. A precise and prompt diagnosis together with an appropriate surgical management is paramount in these cases for a good prognosis. Here we present 2 cases with 2 different foreign bodies embedded in thoracic wall following different penetrating thoracic traumas. The purpose this report to critique the properties and handling of penetrative chest wall trauma in children with regard to post-traumatic retained FBs in thoracic wall and the topic is discussed under the light of relevant literature.

Keywords: Chest wall trauma, retained foreign body, children


Volkan Sarper Erikci. Thoracic wall foreign bodies following penetrating trauma in pediatric age group: report of two cases with literature review. Eastern J Med. 2020; 25(1): 173-176

Corresponding Author: Volkan Sarper Erikci, Türkiye


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