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Featured Article: Haemothorax


Haemothorax is a collection of blood in the pleural space and may be caused by blunt or penetrating trauma. Most haemothoraces are the result of rib fractures, lung parenchymal and minor venous injuries, and as such are self-limiting. Less commonly there is an arterial injury, which is more likely to require surgical repair.


Featured Images

  • A Traumatic Frontal Epidural Haematoma

    A CT scan of the Head

    Dr. Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar, Neurosurgeon, Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia.

  • knee-spanning external fixator

    Jan Duijff, trauma fellow

  • Aortic Arch stab wound - Pledget repair

    Cervicosternotomy revealing haematoma in aorta, innominate trunk and left common carotid artery

    César Benítez Pozo ,Victor Vasquez ,Pamela Pedrero ,José Salinas .Equipo Cirugia Torax y Cardiaca y S Urgencia Hospital San Juan de Dios Universidad de Chile .Santiago de Chile

  • Paediatric C2 fracture-dislocation

    Paediatric C2 fracture dislocation (X-ray)

    Dr Setthabutr Eaupanitcharoen, M.D. Trauma Division,Department of Surgery, Maharat Nakornratchasima Hospital, Nakornratchasima, Thailand

  • Bladder rupture following blunt abdominal injury

    Traumatic bladder rupture

    Gabriel Mejia MD, SF-COT-ACS. Hospital General Balbuena. Mexico city

  • Fracture-dislocation of the thoracolumbar spine (T12-L1) CT reconstruction

    Fracture-dislocation of the thoracolumbar spine CT

    Cedillo J., Bolaños R.

Recent Entries

Mar 14, 2014 [Jobs]

General Surgeon with training in Trauma Surgery

Mar 08, 2014 [Articles]

International Scholarship for MSc in Trauma Sciences - 2014/15 Award

£7500 scholarship for candidates from low & middle income countries: Application deadline 8th September 2014
Mar 08, 2014 [Articles]

Trauma Sciences Masters - Course Curriculum

Mar 08, 2014 [Articles]

International Masters in Trauma Sciences Programmes (MSc)

Mar 05, 2014 [Jobs]

Staff Trauma Surgeon at Portsmouth Regional Hospital


Recent Entries from Blogs

Jan 08, 2011 [Trauma Research Blog]

Prehospital rapid sequence intubation improves functional outcome for severe traumatic brain injury

Feb 07, 2010 [Karim's Weblog]

UK National Audit Office Reports on Major Trauma


Recent Comments

Apr 06, 2014, biser1965, [Images]

Cervicotrochanteric Fracture

I think that PFN is the best

Mar 18, 2014, grzech20005, [Trauma Research Blog]

Prehospital rapid sequence intubation improves functional outcome for severe traumatic brain injury

I agree, the trials are not conducted properly hence not large enough to understand the outcome..

Mar 05, 2014, BeeZee, [Images]

Left chest impalement

Had one similar. We cut the in pained object off on both sides of the patient ( the object was a piece of core slab…

Dec 09, 2013, Simon Glasgow, [Articles]

Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Score

The AIS dictionary is available from the authors at https://sl-507-3.slc.westdc.net/~ireneher/Publications.php.

Aug 14, 2013, fborup, [Articles]

Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Score

Does anyone know if there is a digital version? And if so - where can I find a digital version of the AIS manual?