Multiple impalement with survival

Steven N. Vaslef*, Joel B. Dragelin, Medhat W. Takla, E. John Saliba

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An unusual case of multiple impalement by chain-link fence posts is presented in which facial, thoracic, and abdominal injuries were sustained following a rollover motor vehicle crash. Torso impalement injuries are briefly reviewed and guidelines for the management of such injuries are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-72
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Impalement
  • penetrating injury
  • thoracoabdominal injury


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