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Table 5 Emergency interventions within 24 h after the accident in patients admitted with TTA

From: Clinical guided computer tomography decisions are advocated in potentially severely injured trauma patients: a one-year audit in a level 1 trauma Centre with long pre-hospital times

Total number of emergency interventions a per age group< 5 years
n = 4 (%)
5–16 years
n = 3 (%)
> 16 years
n = 43 (%)
Total number
n = 50 (%)
Type of emergency intervention a within 24 h after the accident b
 Burn wound interventions in OR001 (2.3)1 (2.0)
 Chest tube01 (33.3)11 (25.6)12 (24.0)
 Emergency laparotomy004 (9.3)4 (8.0)
 Intracranial pressure monitoring01 (33.3)8 (18.6)9 (18.0)
 Craniotomy/ectomy004 (9.3)4 (8.0)
 Active external rewarming3 (75.0)1 (33.3)5 (11.6)9 (18.0)
 Active internal rewarming with ECMO1 (25.0)01 (2.3)2 (4.0)
 Interventional angiography004 (9.3)4 (8.0)
 Other emergency interventions c005 (11.6)5 (10.0)
Total interventions434350
  1. TTA Trauma team activation, OR operating room, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenating, a as defined in the Norwegian trauma register manual added active external and internal rewarming, b one patient can have several interventions, c includes arterial and venous suture, amputation, cranium fracture debridement