Thoracoabdominal Trauma


Background

Pathophysiology

Injuries to Consider

  1. Anterior cardiac box / parasternal structures
  2. Unilateral hemithorax structures
  3. Diaphragm injury
  4. Intra-Abdominal injury
  5. Retroperitoneal injury

Evaluation

Treatment

  1. Treatment Guidelines

Disposition

  1. Admit all patients