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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

May 04, 2015 [Electives]

Traumatology & Orthopaedics Electives, Work Placements in Tanzania

Apr 24, 2015 [Fellowships]

Royal Perth Hospital

Apr 10, 2015 [Jobs]

Northern California Trauma Surgery Opportunity

Mar 07, 2015 [Fellowships]

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor

Feb 11, 2015 [Jobs]

Trauma/Critical Care Surgeon, Springfield, IL


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 29, 2015, meuscartoes, [Articles]

Motorised Transport - It's All About Energy (MSc Trauma Sciences)

At this point of view the teacher and researcher’s right, because the technology offers many benefits but has the other side of the coin are…

Apr 25, 2015, icodekamal.com, [Articles]

Motorised Transport - It's All About Energy (MSc Trauma Sciences)

Energy can be transferred from one form to another. This article is the best example. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 12, 2015, dr.haider, [Case Presentations]

Bilateral lower extremity gunshot wound with arterial and venous injury

good,but for how long
how about risk thrombosis

Jan 20, 2015, lwhiteman, [Articles]

Organ Injury Scaling - Liver

Should this not be updated to the most current AIS version; AIS-2005?

Dec 02, 2014, mdehbozorgi, [Case Presentations]

Bilateral lower extremity gunshot wound with arterial and venous injury