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Emergency Department Thoracotomy

Indications and technique of resuscitative thoracotomy

Karim Brohi, London, UK, September 30, 2006

Emergency department thoractomy is performed in the emergency room for patients in traumatic arrest or profoundly shocked. This article discusses the indications for emergency department thoracotomy and describes the operative technique and resuscitative management of these patients.

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A Stab Wound to the Right Auriculoventricular Junction

sam zeraatian nejad davani, October 18, 2010

A patient came to our hospital trauma center with profound shock following a stab attack. The stab entry point was the right anterior chest wall. The injury was repaired and the patient discharged following a good recovery.

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