Survival after emergency department thoracotomy in a child with blunt multisystem trauma.

@article{Langer1989SurvivalAE,
  title={Survival after emergency department thoracotomy in a child with blunt multisystem trauma.},
  author={Jacob Charles Langer and M. A. Hoffman and Richard H. Pearl and Sigmund Hirsch Ein},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={255-6}
}
A 14-year-old boy sustained severe blunt, multisystem trauma. On presentation, vital signs were present but disappeared despite maximal resuscitation. Emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) resulted in return of vital signs and transfer to the operating room for a definitive procedure. Ultimately, the child survived with normal neurologic function and… CONTINUE READING