Table of Contents

Traumatic Brain Injury.
Intensive Care Treatment Options of Elevated Intracranial Pressure Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
Craniofacial Trauma.
Chest Trauma.
Diaphragm.
Esophageal and Gastric Injuries.
Liver.
Splenic Injuries.
Pancreas, Duodenum, Small Bowel.
Colorectal Injuries.
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome, Abdominal Decompression, and Temporary Abdominal Closure.
Trauma Laparotomy: Indications, Priorities, and Damage Control.
Laparoscopic Procedures in Trauma Care.
Traumatic Injury of the Urogenital System.
Abdominal Vascular Injuries.
Vascular Injuries of the Neck.
Vascular Injuries of the Lower Extremities.
Vascular Injuries of the Upper Extremities. There currently is a clear tendency to an increasing number of accidental injuries in elderly people, in sport injuries and car crashes also in countries which recently joined the European Union and candidates to join the European Union. Patients expect very good functional results even after serious injuries. But in contrast to this development, Trauma Surgery as an independent field, is not yet established in all European countries. Therefore, it seems mandatory to compile a book that covers the state-of-the-art in Trauma Surgery. The book also serves to harmonise the practice of Trauma Surg.