Erstversorgung bei Thoraxtrauma

Thoracic trauma, most often associated with other serious injuries, is the main cause of death in the first 45 years of life

U. Klein

2006

Scholarcy highlights

  • Thoracic trauma, most often associated with other serious injuries, is the main cause of death in the first 45 years of life
  • Isolated thoracic injuries comprise only 25% of all trauma cases, 90% of chest injuries are due to blunt impact, while penetrating injuries make up 5–10%
  • Since 25% of deaths from trauma are attributable to chest injuries, they determine the survival rate in multiple trauma to a significant extent
  • This article details the immediate simultaneous diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the prehospital phase, management in the emergency room, the relative importance of computed tomography, ultrasound examination and endoscopy in the primary diagnostic evaluation and the principles of anaesthetic management of thoracic trauma

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