Arrow injury to the chest

Case contributed by Dr Michael P Hartung

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Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
CT

Arrow injury which goes between the left 9-10th ribs and injuries the left lower lobe, resulting in hemorrhage/contusion. 

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Case Discussion

Traumatic arrow injury to the left lower lobe without pneumothorax or significant hemorrhage. 

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Case information

rID: 75223
Published: 24th Mar 2020
Last edited: 25th Mar 2020
System: Trauma, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tenwek Hospital