Penetrating Trauma

A Practical Guide on Operative Technique and Peri-Operative Management

  • George C. Velmahos
  • Elias Degiannis
  • Dietrich Doll

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Prehospital Care, Diagnostic Tools and Resuscitation Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Carlbom, Eileen M. Bulger
      Pages 3-10
    3. David A. Baker, Eileen M. Bulger
      Pages 11-22
    4. Suresh Agarwal, Lejla Hadzikadic, Peter Burke
      Pages 23-27
    5. Alasdair K. T. Conn
      Pages 29-33
    6. Michael A. Frakes, Heather A. Waden, Suzanne K. Wedel
      Pages 35-40
    7. Heidi Frankel, Clinton J. Pace
      Pages 41-46
    8. Heena P. Santry, Marc de Moya
      Pages 47-51
    9. Pantelis Vassiliu
      Pages 53-60
    10. Elizabeth S. Soukup, Peter T. Masiakos
      Pages 61-66
    11. David C. Griffin, Raminder Nirula
      Pages 67-73
    12. Carlos V. R. Brown, D. J. Green
      Pages 75-84
    13. Terence O’Keeffe
      Pages 85-92
    14. Marko Bukur, Donald J. Green
      Pages 93-100
    15. Megan Wolthuis Grunander, Daniel R. Margulies
      Pages 119-123
    16. Marc Kalinowski
      Pages 125-130
    17. Beat Schnüriger, Donald J. Green
      Pages 131-134
    18. François Pons, Federico Gonzalez, Jean Philippe Arigon
      Pages 135-141
    19. Terence O’Keeffe
      Pages 143-149
    20. James M. Ryan, Dietrich Doll
      Pages 151-159
  3. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to Head, Face, and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Hasan B. Alam
      Pages 163-167
    3. Heather L. Evans, Eileen Bulger
      Pages 169-177
    4. Ekkehard M. Kasper, Markus M. Luedi, Burkhard S. Kasper
      Pages 179-190
    5. Rizan Nashef, Thomas B. Dodson
      Pages 191-202
    6. Jeffrey Ustin
      Pages 209-213
    7. Alicia Kieninger, Elliott R. Haut
      Pages 215-220
    8. Angela L. Neville, Timothy L. VanNatta
      Pages 221-228
    9. Dirk Le Roux, Martin Veller
      Pages 229-236
  4. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to the Chest

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Daniel Francois Du Toit
      Pages 239-252
    3. Elias Degiannis, Tugba H. Yilmaz, Lisa A. Burnell
      Pages 253-258
    4. Elias Zigiriadis, Peter Loogna, Tugba H. Yilmaz
      Pages 259-266
    5. Philip R. Calderbank, Nigel R. M. Tai, Douglas M. Bowley
      Pages 267-275
    6. Elias Degiannis, Tugba H. Yilmaz, Dietrich Doll
      Pages 277-286
    7. Elmin Steyn
      Pages 287-290
    8. Elias Degiannis, Tugba H. Yilmaz, Dietrich Doll
      Pages 291-292
    9. John C. Mayberry
      Pages 293-298
  5. Surgical Strategies in Penetrating Trauma to the Abdomen and Pelvis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. George C. Velmahos
      Pages 301-305
    3. Frank Plani, Riaan Pretorius
      Pages 307-317
    4. Clay Cothren Burlew, Ernest E. Moore
      Pages 319-324
    5. George C. Velmahos
      Pages 325-333
    6. Martin D. Smith, Elias Degiannis
      Pages 335-340
    7. Frederick Millham
      Pages 341-346
    8. Herb A. Phelan
      Pages 347-352

About this book


Surgery needs skill. Skill needs knowledge. Knowledge of tricks, moves, and tools. This book is about such knowledge. Expert authors have contributed technical pearls, gained by years of experience. The short “how-I-do-it” chapters offer the reader a quick and effective guide that will be invaluable when addressing any penetrating injury.


The book is not intended to serve as a comprehensive volume of pathophysiology and management in trauma; rather the goal is to provide practical solutions on how to treat injuries surgically. It describes the steps that you must take when, in the middle of the night, confronted with devastating bleeding, you will have only one chance to save a life!


Abdomen Ballistics Casualty Chest Head and Neck Injury Resuscitation Triage

Editors and affiliations

  • George C. Velmahos
    • 1
  • Elias Degiannis
    • 2
  • Dietrich Doll
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. SurgeryMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Medical School, Dept. SurgeryUniversity of WitwatersrandJohannesburgSouth Africa
  3. 3.Klinik für Viszeral-, Thorax- und, GefäßchirurgieUniv.Klinikum MarburgMarburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-20452-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-20453-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology