Title

Imaging and Management of Thoracic Trauma

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Radiology; Department of Surgery

Publication Date

2018-08-01

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Body Regions | Musculoskeletal System | Radiology | Trauma

Abstract

Thoracic injury results from penetrating and blunt trauma and is a major contributor to overall trauma morbidity and mortality in the United States. Modern imaging algorithms utilize ultrasound, chest radiograph, and computed tomography with intravenous contrast to accurately diagnose and effectively treat patients with acute thoracic trauma. This review focuses on the etiologies, signs and symptoms, imaging, and management of several life-threatening thoracic injuries including tracheobronchial rupture, pulmonary parenchymal injury, hemothorax, pneumothorax, diaphragmatic rupture, and axial skeleton injury.

DOI of Published Version

10.1053/j.sult.2018.03.006

Source

Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2018 Aug;39(4):347-354. doi: 10.1053/j.sult.2018.03.006. Epub 2018 Mar 26. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

30070227

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