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Types of chest injuries according to their location

Chest wall lesions:

  • Contusions or bruises

  • Rib fractures

  • Flail chest

  • Esternal and scapula fractures

  • Clavicle fractures

Lung lesions or those affecting the pleural space:

  • Lung contusion

  • Lung laceration

  • Neumothorax

  • Hemothorax

  • Hemoneumothorax

Airway lesions

  • Tracheo-bronchial tree injuries

Heart lesions

  • Cardiac tamponade

  • Myocardial contusion

Great vessels lesions

  • Aortic rupture

  • Thoracic portion of the aorta lesion

Esophageal lesions

Diaphragm lesions


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