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Initial Assessment of Spinal Injury

Spinal injury assessment and clearance

, April 01, 2002

Introduction

The diagnosis of an unstable spinal injury and its subsequent management can be difficult, and a missed spine injury can have devastating long-term consequences. Spinal column injury must therefore…

Tension Pneumothorax

The diagnosis and management of tension pneumothorax.

Karim Brohi, London, UK, July 01, 2006

Diagnosis and management of tension pneumothorax.

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.