The Occult Pneumothorax: An Increasing Diagnostic Entity in Trauma

March 1999
American Surgeon;Mar1999, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p254
Academic Journal
Deals with a study that determined the incidence of pneumothorax in the trauma population and the indications for chest tube placement. Use of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of trauma patients with occult pneumothorax; Statistical analysis on trauma patients; Types of injuries; Advantages of the CT procedure.


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