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Penetrating Neck Injury

, June 07, 2002

Penetrating Neck Injury

Karim Brohi, trauma.org 7:6, June 2002


Introduction



The management of penetrating neck trauma has changed over the past two decades from mandatory exploration of…

Haemothorax

Chest Trauma Haemothorax

, September 30, 2010

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.