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Table 4 Concomitant injuries: subgroups according to severity of thoracic trauma

From: Severity-dependent differences in early management of thoracic trauma in severely injured patients - Analysis based on the TraumaRegister DGU®

  Controls AIS-2 AIS-3 AIS-4 AIS-5/6
n = 4870 n = 1973 n = 8052 n = 5433 n = 2237
Relevant head 1485 661 2161 980 445
31% 34% 27% 18% 20%
Relevant abdomen 1592 577 2031 1244 546
33% 29% 25% 23% 24%
Relevant extremities 3086 1106 3705 1903 794
63% 56% 46% 35% 36%
Isolated relevant thorax - - 1591 2344 931
20% 43% 42%
GCS ≤ 8 617 287 1185 879 594
14% 16% 16% 17% 29%
  1. Percentages of patients within one AISThorax group that suffered from an additional injury to another presented body region. Combinations of body regions injured were possible (multiple injured)
  2. Isolated thoracic injuries occurred in the given percentage within one AISThorax group, the remaining patients suffered from at least one relevant injury to other body regions
  3. Relevant injury is AIS ≥ 3
  4. Total number of patients with a documented GCS score differs from the initial study group
  5. GCS Glasgow Coma Scale