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miércoles, 17 de diciembre de 2014

Trauma del cuello

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emDocs - December 16, 2014
Author: Amaan Siddiqi, MD (Senior EM Resident, Brooklyn Hospital Center) // Editor: Alex Koyfman, MD & Justin Bright, MD
"Basics of Neck Trauma
The neck is a particularly tricky area of assessment and management in the trauma patient, as it is the location for many vital structures. Concern for vascular, neurologic, digestive tract, and airway injury are of paramount importance in the evaluation of these patients, as all can be life-threatening. Oftentimes, the neck trauma patient may appear stable, only to have delayed injury found later, causing increased morbidity and mortality. Neck trauma can be split into penetrating injury and blunt injury."
http://www.emdocs.net/neck-trauma-practice-update/