EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Chapter 29 – Pancreas

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Abstract The pancreas lies transversely in the retroperitoneum, at the L1–L2 vertebral level, between the duodenum and the hilum of the spleen. The head of the pancreas lies over the…

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Chapter 41 – Popliteal Vessels

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Abstract The popliteal fossa is diamond-shaped and its borders are formed by the semimembranosus and semitendinosus muscles superiomedially, the biceps femoris muscle superiolaterally, the medial head of the gastrocnemius muscle…

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Chapter 34 – Cesarean Section

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Abstract The overall pelvic anatomy and orientation of the pelvic organs is similar to the nongravid state (see Chapter 35 Emergency Hysterectomy) with the following exceptions: Prior to the 12th…

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Chapter 49 – Temporary Vascular Shunts

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Abstract The indications for shunting after vascular injury include damage control for patients in extremis, the presence of associated fractures requiring fixation, the need for transportation to specialized centers for…

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Chapter 17 – Lungs

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Abstract The trachea divides into the right and left main bronchi at the level of the sternal angle (T4 level). The right bronchus is wider, shorter, and more vertical compared…

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