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Appendix E

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APPENDIX E

Combined Wound Groups

A detailed classification of three of the wound classes (intrathoracic, thoracoabdominal, and combined intra-abdominal and intrathoracic wounds) with emphasis upon the relative importance of abdominal and thoracic components when both are present is presented in table 1. A summarized listing of this information has already been presented in chapter VII (p. 502).

TABLE 1.-Classification of cases with principal wounds of chest to show hemothorax and relative importance of abdominal and thoracic components when both are present

[Data are based on severity of internal injury and surgical approach]

Abdominal and thoracic components

Abdomen

Chest

Total

Combined intra-abdominal and intrathoracic:

Bilateral

10

6

16

Left

15

4

19

Right

16

8

24

Table

41

18

59

Intrathoracic:

Bilateral

---

26

26

Left

---

43

43

Right

---

65

65

Unclassified

---

4

4

Table

---

138

138

Thoracoabdominal:

Bilateral

3

4

7

Left

41

67

108

Right

45

50

95

Unclassified

2

---

2

Table

91

121

212

Grand total

132

277

409


NOTE.-Data from study of Fifth U.S. Army hospital battle casualty deaths.

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