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J Accid Emerg Med. 1995 September; 12(3): 206–207.
PMCID: PMC1342482

The continuing need to formalize pre-hospital triage, highlighted by a case of unusual injury


A case is reported of portal vein tear, which, although ultimately fatal, as a result of massive haemorrhage, demonstrates the continuing need to formalize and audit pre-hospital tirage.

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  • Dawson DL, Johansen KH, Jurkovich GJ. Injuries to the portal triad. Am J Surg. 1991 May;161(5):545–551. [PubMed]
  • Henne-Bruns D, Kremer B, Lloyd DM, Meyer-Pannwitt U. Injuries of the portal vein in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. HPB Surg. 1993;6(3):163–168. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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