Kawamukai, Kenji; Antonacci, Filippo; Forti Parri, Sergio Nicola; Di Saverio, Salomone; Boaron, Maurizio
January 2011
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Jan2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p146
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents the case of a 39-year-old caucasian male who was admitted to the emergency department after being stabbed in the back. The patient was in stable hemodynamic condition even though the knife was mid-thoracic and projected toward the heart, major vessels, and trachea. The knife, wedged into the left costovertebral joint, was removed under sedation with no complications. Information on assessment of stab wounds and withdrawing blades is presented.


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