Penetrating Thoracic Injury

Anthony M. Durso, Kim Caban, Felipe Munera

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Abstract

This article discusses the role of radiology in evaluating patients with penetrating injuries to the chest. Penetrating injuries to the chest encompass ballistic and nonballistic injuries and can involve superficial soft tissues of the chest wall, lungs and pleura, diaphragm, and mediastinum. The mechanism of injury in ballistic and nonballistic trauma and the impact the injury trajectory has on imaging evaluation of penetrating injuries to the chest are discussed. The article presents the broad spectrum of imaging findings a radiologist encounters with penetrating injuries to the chest, with emphasis on injuries to the lungs and pleura, diaphragm, and mediastinum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015

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Thoracic Injuries
Pleura
Wounds and Injuries
Mediastinum
Diaphragm
Lung Injury
Thoracic Wall
Radiology
Lung

Keywords

  • Diaphragmatic injuries
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Lung injuries
  • Multidetector CT
  • Penetrating chest trauma
  • Pneumothorax
  • Transmediastinal injuries

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  • Medicine(all)

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Penetrating Thoracic Injury. / Durso, Anthony M.; Caban, Kim; Munera, Felipe.

In: Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. 53, No. 4, 01.07.2015.

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