Thoracic Trauma

Bradley M. Dennis, Seth Bellister, Oscar D. Guillamondegui

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Abstract

Management of chest trauma is integral to patient outcomes owing to the vital structures held within the thoracic cavity. Understanding traumatic chest injuries and appropriate management plays a pivotal role in the overall well-being of both blunt and penetrating trauma patients. Whether the injury includes rib fractures, associated pulmonary injuries, or tracheobronchial tree injuries, every facet of management may impact the short- and long-term outcomes, including mortality. This article elucidates the workup and management of the thoracic cage, pulmonary and tracheobronchial injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1064
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
Lung Injury
Rib Fractures
Thoracic Cavity
Thoracic Injuries
Mortality

Keywords

  • Chest trauma
  • Hemothorax
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pulmonary contusion
  • Rib fractures
  • Thoracic trauma
  • VATS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Thoracic Trauma. / Dennis, Bradley M.; Bellister, Seth; Guillamondegui, Oscar D.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 97, No. 5, 01.10.2017, p. 1047-1064.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Dennis, BM, Bellister, S & Guillamondegui, OD 2017, 'Thoracic Trauma', Surgical Clinics of North America, vol. 97, no. 5, pp. 1047-1064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.suc.2017.06.009
Dennis, Bradley M. ; Bellister, Seth ; Guillamondegui, Oscar D. / Thoracic Trauma. In: Surgical Clinics of North America. 2017 ; Vol. 97, No. 5. pp. 1047-1064.
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