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Table 2 Overview of ER diagnostic procedures in the reported exemplary case reports.

From: Clinical diagnosis versus autopsy findings in polytrauma fatalities

no sex age mechanism of polytrauma ISS survival time (hh:mm/days if appropiate) cause of death (clinically) cause of death (autoptically) ER diagnostic procedures
7 m 27 traffic accident (car) 59 2:50 sTBI, lung failure, hemorrhagic shock, thorax trauma sTBI, bilateral lung contusion, pelvic trauma physical examination, ultrasound, thoracic + pelvic x-ray, whole-body CT
8 m 72 traffic accident (pedestrian) 43 2:46 thorax trauma, heart contusion, hemorrhagic shock thorax trauma, pericardial tamponade physical examination, ultrasound, thoracic + pelvic x-ray, whole-body CT
12 m 49 work place accident 75 2:10 blunt thoraco-abdominopelvic trauma fatal bleeding due to pelvic trauma physical examination, thoracic + pelvic x-ray
2 f 24 homicidal stab attack 75 1:00 hemorrhagic shock due to multiple thoracal stab wounds fatal bleeding due to multiple thoracal stab wounds, bilateral hematopneumothorax physical examination
4 m 48 traffic accident (car) 50 184 days MOF/lung artery embolism MOF physical examination, ultrasound, thoracic + pelvic x-ray, whole-body CT
10 m 45 train overrun 75 2:22 sTBI/hemorrhagic shock from Sinus sagittalis superior bleeding sTBI physical examination, ultrasound, thoracic + pelvic x-ray, whole-body CT