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Chest Trauma

Chest Trauma

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Chest TraumaChest Trauma
Gráinne MurphyGráinne MurphyFinal MedFinal Med April 2002 April 2002
 
I
ntroduction
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ntroduction
Chest trauma is often sudden andChest trauma is often sudden anddramaticdramatic
 Accounts for 25% of all trauma deaths Accounts for 25% of all trauma deaths
2/3 of deaths occur after reaching2/3 of deaths occur after reachinghospitalhospital
Serious pathological consequnces:Serious pathological consequnces:--hypoxia, hypovolaemia, myocardialhypoxia, hypovolaemia, myocardialfailurefailure
 
Mechanism of 
I
njuryMechanism of 
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njury
Penetrating injuries Penetrating injuries 
E.
g
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stab wounds etc
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g
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stab wounds etc
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P
rimarily peripheral lung
P
rimarily peripheral lung
HaemothoraxHaemothorax
P
neumothorax
P
neumothorax
Cardiac, great vessel or oesophagealCardiac, great vessel or oesophagealinjuryinjury

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