Table 3

(A)The number of organs injured compared between blunt and penetrating mechanisms for all 99 DCS cases. (B)The number of organs injured compared between GSW and SW mechanisms for all 71 penetrating DCS cases

MechanismNumber of organs injured
≤12–34+Total
(A)
 Blunt (%)19 (68)8 (29)1 (4)28
 Penetrating (%)30 (42)25 (35)16 (23)71
 Total (%)49 (49)33 (33)17 (17)99 (100)
 P value0.028
(B)
 GSW (%)11 (24)20 (44)15 (33)46
 SW (%)19 (76)5 (20)1 (4)25
 Total (%)30 (42)25 (35)16 (23)71 (100)
 P value0.001
  • DCS, damage control surgery; GSW, gunshot wound; SW, stab wound.