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Traumatic Lung Hernia

  • Lillian S. Kao
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Abstract

Lung herniation, defined as the protrusion of lung parenchyma and pleura outside of the chest wall, is a rare entity with less than 300 cases reported in the literature. Lung hernias were first classified in 1845 by Morel-Lavelle as either congenital or acquired. Of the 80% of lung hernias that fall into the acquired category, most are traumatic. They can also be subdivided by location: 35% are supraclavicular and 65% are thoracic or intercostal.

Keywords

Chest Wall Lung Parenchyma Clavicle Fracture Brachial Plexus Injury Chest Wall Defect 
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