Chest trauma: Approach and management

J. H. Calhoon, F. L. Grover, J. K. Trinkle

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A synopsis of both blunt and penetrating thoracic trauma, this article outlines an approach to management for injuries to the lung, heart, esophagus, tracheobronchial tree, diaphragm, and major thoracic vessels. Also outlined are the management of rib fractures, scapula fractures, sternal fractures, and, in particular, flail chest with associated pulmonary contusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-67
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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