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Table 2 Radiological findings and associated injuries

From: Urgent surgical repair is pivotal in the management of major airway injury due to blunt trauma

Radiological findings: Total cases (28) Urgent repair (21) Delayed repair (7) P value
Surgical emphysema 27 (96.4%) 20 (95.2%) 7 (100%) 0.147
Pneumomediastinum 23 (82.1%) 16 (76.2%) 7 (100%) 0.06
Lung contusion 22 (78.6%) 18 (85.7%) 4 (57.1%) 0.019
Pneumothorax 15 (53.6%) 11 (52.4%) 4 (57.1%) 0.049
Hemopneumothorax 9 (32.1%) 7 (33.3%) 2 (28.6%) 0.499
Clavicle fracture 9 (32.1%) 7 (33.3%) 2 (28.6%) 0.499
Flail chest 8 (28.6%) 7 (33.3%) 1 (14.3%) 0.025
Fallen lung sign 6 (21.4%) 4 (19%) 2 (28.6%) 0.419