TITLE

The Occult Pneumothorax: An Increasing Diagnostic Entity in Trauma

AUTHOR(S)
HILL, STEPHEN L.; EDMISTEN, TIMOTHY; HOLTZMAN, GOLDE; WRIGHT, ANDI
PUB. DATE
March 1999
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar1999, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p254
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
1631570

 

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