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12. Pattern of Torso-trauma in Road Traffic Accidents in KSA

1. Tahir Bashir 2. Muhammad Sharif 3. Maqsood Ahmad

1.  Asstt. Prof. of Surgery, Azra Naheed Medical College 2. Consultant / HOD. Pediatric Surgeon, KFH Al- Baha, KSA 3.  Asstt. Prof. of Ortho-surgery Azra Naheed Medical College, Lahore.


Objectives: To study the pattern and severity of abdominal injuries due to road traffic accidents (RTA) in KSA.

Study Design: Retrospective descriptive.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted in the Department of Surgery, King Fahad Hospital Albaha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during one year from 2012 to 2013.

Materials and Methods: This is retrospective study of all patients admitted with torso- trauma in Department of Surgery KFH Al-Baha from the period of Aug. 2012 to Aug. 2013.

Results: In the 01 year period, 2520 patients were admitted following an RTA. Out of these, 537 were admitted due to torso trauma.120 patients were admitted in SICU, 280 in intermediate dependency unit while remaining 137 admitted in surgical ward.

27 patient died due to torso trauma with multiple injuries. 3 patients died of pure liver trauma while 2 patients  died of splenic injury.  

Conclusion: Lot of burden over the hospital  because of RTA related injuries. There was very severe and fatal injuries faced because of accidents happened in  youth and male preponderance. Key Words: RTA, Torso-trauma, Pattern of injuries, 

Citation of article: Bashir T, Sharif M, Ahmad M. Pattern of Torso-trauma in Road Traffic Accidents in

KSA. Med Forum 2015;26(2):47-49.