Anesthetic Management of Thoracic Trauma

  • Sudeep Goyal
  • Bhuwan Chand Panday


Our thoracic cavity harbors the most important vital structure of the body. It is bounded by ribs which is a strong protective covering of organs with paramount importance. It requires a great force to disrupt this wall and injure the underlying structures. Injury to thorax is related to have a high incidence of morbidity and is the leading cause of death at young age (1–45 years) [1], and also the predominant cause of “years of life lost” before achieving 75 years of age [2]. These accounts for 25–50% of all trauma-related mortality [3, 4]. In majority (70%) of cases, this devastating injury to the chest is associated with multisystem injuries.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sudeep Goyal
    • 1
  • Bhuwan Chand Panday
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Anaesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative MedicineSir Ganga Ram HospitalNew DelhiIndia

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