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Computed tomography changing over time in type 1 pulmonary laceration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18996619     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pulmonary laceration has been accepted as a rare event of primary lung injury in blunt chest trauma. Four types of pulmonary laceration have been classified according to computed tomographic (CT) pattern, lung location, and injury mechanism. Type 1 pulmonary laceration represents the most common injury as a result of blunt chest trauma in young patients. I report the role of chest CT scan and conservative management for a young man diagnosed with type 1 pulmonary laceration after a fall from scaffolding.
Umberto Caterino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of emergency medicine     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1097-6760     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8002646     Medline TA:  Ann Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  156-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Unit of Pulmonology, Apicella Hospital, Naples, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Accidental Falls
Lacerations / radiography*,  therapy
Lung Injury / radiography*,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / radiography*,  therapy

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