TITLE

Backstabbing

AUTHOR(S)
Kawamukai, Kenji; Antonacci, Filippo; Forti Parri, Sergio Nicola; Di Saverio, Salomone; Boaron, Maurizio
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock;Jan2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p146
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
59221555

 

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