Diagnostic Techniques in Thoracic Trauma

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Diagnosis of thoracic injury begins with a history of events and examination of the patient. Appropriate radiographic studies will be dictated by the findings on history and physical. Procedural examinations, such as endoscopy or angiography, may also be needed for accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • FAST exam
  • angiography
  • bronchoscopy
  • chest X-ray
  • chest computed tomography
  • diagnosis
  • echocardiography
  • esophagoscopy
  • swallow study
  • thoracic trauma
  • video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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