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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

Jan 25, 2018 [Fellowships]

Christiana Care Health Services

Jan 11, 2018 [Fellowships]

St George’s Hospital, London

Jan 05, 2018 [Fellowships]

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago

Jun 21, 2017 [Fellowships]

University of Missouri-Columbia

Apr 24, 2017 [Fellowships]

Royal Perth Hospital


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

Dec 26, 2015, ciaranhk, [Images]

A Traumatic Frontal Epidural Haematoma

Great image.
If education is the motive for sharing this with trauma.org browsers, it would be nice to know the presentation, speed of intervention…

Jul 10, 2015, Dr.kasim, [Images]

Distended Bladder Following Pelvic Fracture

Is the patient able to move her lower limbs , if any sensorimotor deficit. Consider neurogenic bladder. Best regards

Jun 17, 2015, 2 Via, [Case Presentations]

Infrahepatic Inferior Vena Cava injury

Great example of a gunshot wound control. There may be some insight into the procedures and other methods, but it was very well done.

May 30, 2015, Rodrigo Hernández Orduña, [Case Presentations]

Infrahepatic Inferior Vena Cava injury

This case was an example of a successful gunshot wound control. May be there isn’t some information we´d use in most cases of penetrating abdominal…

May 30, 2015, Romiely, [Case Presentations]

Anal Necrosis Following Pelvic Crush Injury

It took so long to be assisted! I find it rare to see this kind of trauma, because of the only one extremity paralysis. I…