Isolated computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary contusion does not correlate with increased morbidity.

@article{Kwon2006IsolatedCT,
  title={Isolated computed tomography diagnosis of pulmonary contusion does not correlate with increased morbidity.},
  author={Albert Kwon and Donald L Sorrells and Arlet G Kurkchubasche and John A Cassese and Thomas F Tracy and François I. Luks},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={78-82; discussion 78-82}
}
BACKGROUND Increased utilization of computed tomography (CT) has led to a rise in the diagnosis of pulmonary contusion. Its clinical significance, in the absence of findings on chest radiograph (CXR), has not been defined. This study examines the clinical course of patients with CT-only diagnosis of pulmonary contusion and compares it with that of patients with CXR-proven pulmonary contusion. METHODS The trauma database identified all children undergoing chest CT for blunt thoracic trauma… CONTINUE READING

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