JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY, vol.38, no.1, pp.93-95, 1997 (SCI-Expanded)
Eight children with traumatic asphyxia were evaluated retrospectively. There were five boys and three girls. The mechanism of injuries was motor vehicle accidents in six children. A fall in one patient and compression by lift in one patient. Clinical features of traumatic asphyxia developed in all patients. Five patients were disoriented and consciousness. Associated injuries were noted in all patients often involving thorax and head. Cerebral seizures complicated head injury in one patient. No mortality was recorded.