Pulmonary Contusion

A pulmonary contusion is a trauma-induced pulmonary hemorrhage and edema without laceration. A pulmonary contusion is a common and potentially fatal chest injury, which is caused by a substantial blunt or penetrating chest trauma. Patients may thus have associated rib fracture, pneumothorax, or other chest injuries. Larger bruises may affect the oxygen supply. Later complications include pneumonia, and sometimes acute respiratory distress syndrome. A pulmonary contusion is a trauma-induced pulmonary…

September 3, 2018
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