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Diagnosis of Traumatic Asphyxia

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery
Cardiology

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Traumatic asphyxia may occur after a severe crush injury to the chest caused by impact of a heavy object. This is related to a rise in venous pressure in the superior vena cava associated with increased intrathoracic pressure.

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