Emergency clamshell thoracotomy in blunt trauma resuscitation: Shelling the paradigm-2 cases and review of the literature

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Clamshell thoracotomy (CST) may be indicated and life-saving in carefully selected cases of blunt trauma. As such, the current clinical stance of general contraindication of CST in blunt trauma should be reviewed and criteria developed to accommodate select cases, considering the diversity of injuries resulting from blunt trauma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1521-1524
Number of pages4
JournalClinical case reports
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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