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Cardiothoracic surgery 

Cardiothoracic surgery
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Cardiothoracic surgery
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10.1093/med/9780199219018.003.0018
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date: 06 March 2021

Rib fractures: introduction 454

Rib fractures: flail chest 456

Pneumothorax: introduction 458

Simple pneumothorax 460

Open pneumothorax 462

Tension pneumothorax 463

Haemothorax 464

Tracheobronchial injuries 466

Aortic dissection 468

Aortic rupture 472

Cardiac tamponade 474

Rib fractures are common and may be associated with underlying injuries to intrathoracic or intraabdominal structures. Multiple fractures can result in a flail chest....

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