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Chest Trauma

  • M. R. Platt
  • A. S. Estrera

Abstract

In a recent review of all trauma patients with injuries that violated the pleural cavity, blunt trauma was responsible in 33% of cases [4]. Although motor vehicle accidents account for the majority of all blunt trauma, other etiologies include a fall from a great height, cave-in accidents, airplane crashes, blows to the chest from personal assault or animal kicks, and blasts or explosions.

Keywords

Blunt Trauma Cardiac Injury Chest Trauma Blunt Chest Trauma Pulmonary Contusion 
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  • M. R. Platt
  • A. S. Estrera

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