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Revista chilena de cirugía

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MUNOZ C, CÉSAR et al. Prosthetic chest reconstruction after extensive chest trauma. Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.6, pp.454-458. ISSN 0718-4026.

We report a 21 years old woman that was admitted in the emergency room due to a extensive chest trauma caused by a gunshot. The patient was subjected to an emergency thoracotomy. A right lung lower and middle lobectomy, partial hepatectomy, diaphragmatic suture and mastectomy were performed. A primary chest closure was done, using a Marlex prosthesis covered by a cutaneous flap. During the postoperative period, the patient had a surgical wound infection, that was treated conservatively and was discharged 42 days after surgery

Palabras clave : Chest trauma; chest reconstruction; gunshot.

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