Occult pneumothoraces in Chinese patients with significant blunt chest trauma: Radiological classification and proposed clinical significance
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AbstractBackground: An occult pneumothorax (OP) is a pneumothorax not seen on a supine chest X-ray (CXR) but detected on abdominal or thoracic computed tomography (CT) scanning. With the increasing use of CT in the management of significantly injured trauma patients, more OPs are being detected. The aim of this study was to classify OPs diagnosed on thoracic CT (TCT) and correlate them with their clinical significance.
All Author(s) ListLee RKL, Graham CA, Yeung JHH, Ahuja AT, Rainer TH
Journal nameInjury
Volume Number43
Issue Number12
Pages2105 - 2108
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsClinical significance; Computed tomography; Occult pneumothorax; Radiological classification
Web of Science Subject CategoriesCritical Care Medicine; CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE; Emergency Medicine; EMERGENCY MEDICINE; General & Internal Medicine; Orthopedics; ORTHOPEDICS; Surgery; SURGERY

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