Acute variceal haemorrhage in the context of posterior flail chest

Singh, Tejas P., Abbas Rizvi, Syed A.A., and Pretorius, Casper F. (2020) Acute variceal haemorrhage in the context of posterior flail chest. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90 (4). pp. 627-629.

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Abstract

[Extract] Flail chest occurs in 5–13% of patients with chest wall injury and is associated with higher rates of pulmonary contusion compared with other types of chest wall trauma.1 Patients with multiple rib fractures are susceptible to intrathoracic, intra‐abdominal, upper extremity and head injuries. Up to 81%2 of patients with multiple rib fractures can develop haemothorax, which is usually evident on initial presentation.

Item ID: 61994
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1445-2197
Keywords: Flail chest, Acute variceal haemorrhage, case study
Copyright Information: © 2019 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2020 22:10
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures @ 100%
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