14 July 2009

Big trauma

A class one rolled in with the survival flight paramedics; he had been broad-sided in a MVC. He looked to be in surprising good shape: unstable pelvis and dehydrated, but good vitals, responsive pupils and moving all four extremities. The CT scan, however, told a different story and he went up to the OR emergently: 3 perforations in his bowels, multiple pelvic fractures (with bleeding) and an aortic dissection. He went straight from OR to IR to BICU... we'll see how he does.

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