Diagnostic Techniques in Thoracic Trauma

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Abstract

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
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • 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

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

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