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Thu, 13 Jun 2002 12:34:52 +0200
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Dear All - something clinical and practical for a change We routinely perform aortogram and oesophagogram, and u/s heart on all stable patients with transmediastinal gunshot wounds. Is there any center out there that uses CT chest routinely to screen patients that may require angiography and swallow - looking at the tract of the bullet? We see approximately 6-8 patients per month - sometimes more. We do have a spiral CT in the trauma unit. Thank you for your response in advance. Regards Pradeep Navsaria FCS(SA) General Trauma Surgeon Trauma Unit Cape Town South Africa