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VOLUME 8 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Trauma Por Onda Explosiva La Mirada Del Cirujano General En La Práctica Civil

Daniel Gomez, Andres Mendoza, Jean A Pulido

Keywords : Blast injury, Blast trauma, General surgery, Polytrauma, Terrorism, Trauma

Citation Information : Gomez D, Mendoza A, Pulido JA. Trauma Por Onda Explosiva La Mirada Del Cirujano General En La Práctica Civil. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2019; 8 (3):180-186.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1249

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Introduction: Explosive blast is defined as the violent energy release that is transferred to the environment; being able to push columns of air, particulate material and hot gases that when encountering the human body can cause potentially mortal injuries. Materials and methods: A narrative review about blast trauma is presented. Articles not related to blast trauma published in languages other than Spanish and English and those whose central theme was different from that is treated by general surgery and its subspecialties were excluded. Discussion: Each of the 5 injury mechanisms described for this type of trauma is described, and a summary is made of the diagnosis and management of the most frequent thoracic, abdominal and peripheral vascular injuries associated to blast injury. Conclusion: It is essential to know the mechanisms of injury to give the appropriate management to the victims of this type of injuries in a organised and global manner.

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