Blast Injuries

  • M. Michaelson
  • N. D. Reis


The detonation of explosives creates an expanding volume of heated gas which gives rise to a supersonic wave of pressure which causes a shock wave.


Fatigue Explosive Peri Perforation Peritonitis 


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Further reading

  1. Huller T, Bazini Y (1970) Blast injuries of the chest and abdomen. Arch Surg 100:24–30PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Phillips YY (1986) Primary blast injuries. Ann Emerg Med 15:1446–1450PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Stapczynski JS (1982) Blast injuries. Ann Emerg Med 11:687–697PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Weiler-Ravell D, Adatto R, Borman JB (1975) Blast injury of the chest. A review of the problem and its treatment. Isr J Med Sci 11 (2-3): 268–274PubMedGoogle Scholar

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  • M. Michaelson
  • N. D. Reis

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