Like Vampires Drinking Holy Water – Part 1
One of the most fearsome and unpredictable events we may face as surgeons in the Emergency Room... Patients coming in after caustic ingestion enclose a vast spectrum of injuries: from none to complete necrosis of the upper gastrointestinal tract... Making a correct diagnosis and defining a precise grading is essential to plan the best following management...
Grand Discount – Buy 1, Get 1 for Free
Sometimes trauma involves a particular category of victims. In these cases, the initial approach and management should be slightly different than the usual population. This distinction may play a significant role in the treatment's success. In pregnant women involved in trauma, the presence of the fetus must be taken into account.
Escaping Oceanic Flight 815
Sometimes, during a cholecystectomy performed for acute cholecystitis, you may find yourself stuck in a difficult situation... Adhesions and fibrosis may prevent a safe dissection, and obtaining an adequate Critical View of Safety is quite impossible. In these cases, the bail-out procedures might be useful to avoid intra- and postoperative complications...
The Spice That Makes Things Hot
Sometimes the open abdomen and appropriate resuscitation are not enough to make patients recover from their pathological state... In these rare but threatening events, direct peritoneal resuscitation comes handy to help and fasten patients' healing.
Sow Lava, Harvest Igneous Rock
The correct management of thoracic trauma is mandatory to reduce the risk of developing a retained hemothorax, which may lead to severe complications and an increase in mortality.