[Chest trauma--a challenge to the general surgeon and chest surgeon for co-operation (author's transl)].

During 1968-1977 86 persons with chest trauma were treated at the Chest Clinic Heckeshorn. Until 1973 only a few cases of, mostly slight, chest injuries were admitted and treatment was mainly concerned with pneumothorax and haemothorax induced by fracture of ribs. Since 1974, however, cases of chest trauma have markedly increased in both number and… CONTINUE READING