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By L.D. Britt, Donald D. Trunkey, David V. Feliciano

This booklet comprehensively offers the whole spectrum of surgical emergencies. those comprise trauma and non-traumatic acute surgical illnesses of the belly, pelvic, and cardiothoracic organs in addition to the extremities, pores and skin and gentle tissue, and head and neck. administration of surgical infections can be mentioned. this can be the correct reference textual content for surgical trainees in addition to working towards surgeons. Authoritative, complete, and hassle-free, the textual content beneficial properties over forty chapters whole with case reviews in addition to query and resolution commentaries. The textual content is augmented by way of greater than 500 tables and illustrations.

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The clinical diagnosis may be difficult, as the classic signs may be absent or difficult to detect. 123–126 For the patient in extremis, emergency department left anterolateral thoracotomy and pericardial decompression should be performed immediately. In more stable patients, further evaluation may require subxiphoid pericardial window. Pericardiocentesis to detect and decompress pericardial tamponade, although advocated by ATLS,1 may potentially produce cardiac injury, has a definite risk of falsenegative results, and is often unable to evacuate clotted blood from the pericardium.

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