Chapter 25. Damage Control Surgery

  1. Adam Brooks FRCS (Gen Surg), DMCC Consultant Senior Lecturer2,3,
  2. Bryan A. Cotton MD, MPH Associate Professor4,
  3. Lt Col Nigel Tai MS, FRCS (Gen Surg), RAMC Consultant Senior Lecturer3,5 and
  4. Col Peter F. Mahoney OBE, TD, MSc, FRCA, RAMC Defence Professor6
  1. Timothy C. Nunez1,
  2. Igor V. Voskresensky1 and
  3. Bryan A. Cotton MD, MPH Associate Professor4

Published Online: 10 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch25

Emergency Surgery

Emergency Surgery

How to Cite

Nunez, T. C., Voskresensky, I. V. and Cotton, B. A. (2010) Damage Control Surgery, in Emergency Surgery (eds A. Brooks, B. A. Cotton, N. Tai and P. F. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315172.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Major Trauma Pathway Lead, General Surgery Service Lead, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK

  2. 3

    Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Birmingham, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Surgery and the Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  4. 5

    Defence Medical Services, Trauma Clinical Academic Unit, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK

  5. 6

    RCDM Birmingham Research, Park Vincent Drive, Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA

  2. 4

    Department of Surgery and the Center for Translational Injury Research, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 31 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405170253

Online ISBN: 9781444315172

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Keywords:

  • damage control surgery;
  • concept of damage control (DC) surgery;
  • damage control flow and phases;
  • benefits of hypotensive resuscitation - preferred method of managing injured patients;
  • control of haemorrhage;
  • control of contamination;
  • flow of damage control concept;
  • restoration of physiology - goal of second phase of damage control;
  • American College of Surgeon's ATLS;
  • lung parenchyma injuries

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Indications

  • Damage control flow and phases

  • Damage control outside of the abdomen

  • Applying damage control principles to non-trauma settings

  • Summary

  • Further reading