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Imaging the Chest Trauma Patient

  • Robert A. Novelline

Abstract

Trauma is the third leading cause of death in the USA and the leading cause of death for those younger than 40 years of age. Approximately 25% of trauma deaths result from thoracic injuries. In the USA each year, >300,000 patients are hospitalized and >25,000 die as a consequence of chest trauma [1, 2, 3]. Blunt trauma accounts for 90% of chest trauma, and the most common cases of blunt trauma are motor vehicle collisions and falls [4, 5].

Keywords

Blunt Trauma Chest Trauma Aortic Injury Thoracic Injury Pulmonary Contusion 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Novelline
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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