Imaging of blunt chest trauma

  title={Imaging of blunt chest trauma},
  author={Stephan T Wicky and Max Wintermark and Pierre Schnyder and Patrizio Capasso and Alban Denys},
  journal={European Radiology},
Abstract. In western European countries most blunt chest traumas are associated with motor vehicle and sport-related accidents. In Switzerland, 39 of 10,000 inhabitants were involved and severely injured in road accidents in 1998. Fifty two percent of them suffered from blunt chest trauma. According to the Swiss Federal Office of Statistics, traumas represented in men the fourth major cause of death (4 %) after cardiovascular disease (38 %), cancer (28 %), and respiratory disease (7 %) in 1998… 

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