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Chest Trauma

Major chest trauma may occur singly or in combination with multiple other injuries such as those sustained in a motor vehicular crash. Chest trauma is better classified as either blunt or penetrating. Blunt chest trauma results from sudden compression or positive pressure inflicted to the chest wall whereas penetrating chest trauma occurs when a foreign object pierces the thoracic cavity. Blunt thoracic che ...

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