Characteristics of the Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma in Taleghani Hospital, Mashhad, Iran


1 Taleghani Trauma Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran

2 Eye Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: To evaluate the characteristics of thoracic and abdominal trauma in patients referred to Taleghani trauma center of Mashhad, Iran during a period of 6 months. 
Materials and Methods: In a retrospective cross-sectional study the recoded data of inpatient cases who admitted because of thoracic or abdominal trauma in March to September 2017 were evaluated. The demographic data, classification, complications and mechanism of injury of the patients were extracted into checklists and analyzed.
Results: 411 cases were studied, the majority being male (81.9%, n = 337). The patients' average age was 33.25 ± 19.23 years, varying from 1 to 92 years of age. Male, younger ages, blunt mechanisms and motor vehicle accidents were the main findings. The mortality rate was 10.8%.
Conclusions: Effective education especially for boys and youngsters is needed. Also due to the role of motor vehicle accidents, providing safe frame-works of transportation consists of roads and vehicles is a priority.