Swiss Trauma & Acute Care Surgery (STACS) Days 2023

Interdisciplinary Teamwork for Better Acute Care!

STACS 2023 - Impressions

SwissACS Research Price Award 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Bianca Schnell for the SwissACS Research Price 2023 of CHF 1000.-!

Prize jury: Prof. Dr. D. Demetriades, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. C. Gaarder, Oslo, Norway; Prof. Dr. P. Talving, Tallin, Estonia, Prof. Dr. K. Inaba, Los Angeles, USA; Prof. Dr. C. Pfortmüller, Dr. D. Jakob, Bern, Switzerland

The research price has been awarded for "Feasibility and safety of intraoperative bile duct clearance by sphincter of Oddi balloon dilatation: A prospective observational pilot study"

Upcoming events with ACS-relevant topics

Coup d'oeil

Emergency abdominal surgery - Tension pneumopelvis due to rectal perforation

Published October 15, 2019. Authors: Andreas Kohler, MD, Antje Lechleiter, MD

75-years old female patient, presenting with fever and acute lower abdominal pain. The CT scan showed extensive air in retroperitoneal zone III resulting in a collapsed rectum and bilateral urethral obstruction with hydronephrosis. Attempted conservative treatment with endoscopic closure of the rectal perforation, retroperitoneal drainage and antibiotics failed. Subsequently, a Hartmann’s procedure was performed.

Polytrauma - Widened mediastinum

Published: October 25, 2017. Authors: Beat Schnüriger, MD, Tobias Haltmeier, MD

Polytraumatized patient with widened mediastinum on chest X-ray. CT-scan shows sternal and thoracic spine fracture with large hematoma, which is a possible differential diagnosis for a widened mediastinum on chest X-ray.

Emergency abdominal surgery - Gallbladder volvulus

Published: September 29, 2017. Authors: Tobias Haltmeier, MD, Beat Schnüriger, MD

A rare case of gallbladder volvulus. Elderly patient with signs and symptoms of acute cholecystitis. The diagnosis was made by laparoscopy. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy was subsequently performed.