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By Diku P. Mandavia (editor), Edward J. Newton (editor), Demetrios Demetriades (editor)

This accomplished full-color atlas courses clinicians in spotting, prioritizing, and coping with trauma sufferers by using the actual cues appropriate to the emergency atmosphere. approximately seven-hundred photos convey the reader to the bedside of sufferers with an entire variety of irritating accidents, together with motorcar injuries, falls, lacerations, burns, impalements, stabbings, and gunshot wounds. geared up by means of significant physique components, the textual content discusses administration guidance, emergency workup protocols, and customary pitfalls. The Atlas is a vital source for these taken with trauma care.

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Alternatively, a forceps can be introduced beneath the globe and the floor of the orbit fractured to allow drainage of the retro-orbital space. 5A. Photograph of a lateral canthotomy in progress. 5B. Photograph showing increased proptosis of the eye after lateral canthotomy. Allowing the eye to protrude further decreases the retrobulbar pressure on the optic nerve. 5C. CT scan of the orbits showing proptosis (arrow A), retro-orbital blood and air (arrow B), and a fracture of the posterior orbital wall.

16 Intraparenchymal Hemorrhage 31 Facial Injury Introduction Soft tissue injuries of the face are common in modern society. The majority of serious injuries occur in the context of vehicular trauma or assaults. Use of seatbelts and airbags has decreased the frequency but not eliminated facial trauma produced by motor vehicle accidents. In addition to direct impact of the face against the windshield, steering wheel, or dashboard, broken glass fragments frequently produce lacerations and eye injuries.

Because of the greater compliance of the skull, more kinetic energy can be transmitted directly to the brain during trauma. Cerebral contusion and subdural hematomas are common injuries. EDHs are relatively rare in very young children because of the tight adherence of the dura to the inner table of the skull. Children are less susceptible to mass lesions than adults and more frequently develop diffuse cerebral hyperemia or diffuse edema as their principal injury pattern. Because of this propensity for diffuse hyperemia, mannitol is used with caution in young children with evidence of elevated ICP following head trauma.

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