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Chest trauma 

Chest trauma
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Chest trauma
Author(s):

Joanna Chikwe

, David Tom Cooke

, and Aaron Weiss

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199642830.003.0017
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date: 21 September 2019

Principles of trauma management 816

Emergency thoracotomy 818

Blunt trauma 820

Chest wall, diaphragm, and pleura 822

Final thoughts 824

Traumatic aortic dissection is described on p452.

Cardiothoracic surgeons are usually called to see trauma patients after initial evaluation and management has been carried out, but it is important to be aware of the general principles of trauma management....

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