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Traumatic scapulothoracic dissociation. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1449945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A rare case of scapulothoracic dissociation which was not diagnosed initially is reported. Vascular injuries associated with this injury are potentially life threatening. The key to the diagnosis is accurate interpretation of the radiographs: the lateral dislocation of the acromion and lateral shift of the medial scapular border are evident on chest radiographs. Emergency subclavian arteriography is essential to assess the vascular status. A high index of suspicion has to be maintained so that this dangerous injury is not overlooked.
O N Nagi; M S Dhillon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0936-8051     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-07     Completed Date:  1993-01-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  348-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Acromion / injuries,  radiography
Dislocations / radiography*,  surgery
Multiple Trauma / therapy
Scapula / injuries*,  radiography,  surgery

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