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Abstract

The impact of trauma-related injury and death in the United States of America has been well documented [189]; the financial burden is staggering and the psychological and emotional cost incalculable. Chest trauma accounts directly for 25% of all trauma-related deaths and is a major contributing factor in another 25% of accidental deaths [22, 319].

Keywords

Cardiac Tamponade Chest Trauma Thoracic Trauma Chest Wound Emotional Cost 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart A. Groskin
    • 1
  1. 1.SUNY Health Science Center at SyracuseSyracuseUSA

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