Anesthetic management of thoracic trauma

@article{Moloney2008AnestheticMO,
  title={Anesthetic management of thoracic trauma},
  author={J T Moloney and Steven J Fowler and Wenly Chang},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={41–46}
}
Purpose of review Trauma remains a leading cause of death across all age groups. Thoracic injury is a contributing cause in approximately half of these. Despite being potentially life threatening, most thoracic trauma is managed nonoperatively or with an intercostal catheter. Only 10% of thoracic trauma patients will require emergency thoracotomy. Many more will undergo emergency or urgent surgical intervention for coexisting injuries. Thoracic injuries are dynamic. It is crucial for the… 
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