Essential US for Trauma: E-FAST

  • Mauro Zago

Part of the Ultrasound for Acute Care Surgeons book series (ULTRASOUND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mauro Zago
    Pages 15-17
  3. Fernando Ferreira, Eva T. Barbosa, António R. Silva
    Pages 19-37
  4. Diego Mariani, Mauro Zago
    Pages 57-63
  5. Massimo Valentino, Libero Barozzi, Cristina Rossi
    Pages 91-100

About this book


E-FAST (extended focused assessment by sonograpy for trauma) represents the basic ultrasonographic approach to any trauma patient. Identification or exclusion of free fluid and air in the abdominal and thoracic cavities plays a pivotal role in deciding the immediate diagnostic and therapeutic path. Learning E-FAST is mandatory for all acute care surgeons and all physicians involved in trauma management. The structure of the book and its practical approach will make it an easy-to-consult and quick reference tool for beginners and a useful support for more experienced professionals


Abdominal Trauma Acute Care Surgery Thoracic Trauma Ultrasonography Ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro Zago
    • 1
  1. 1.General Surgery Dept Minimally Invasive Surgery UnitPoliclinico San Pietro Bergamo, ItalyMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5273-4
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5274-1
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