Lung alterations in thoracic trauma.

  title={Lung alterations in thoracic trauma.},
  author={R. Greene Greene},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  volume={2 3},
The most important lung alterations associated with blunt trauma are contusion, laceration, and diffuse alveolar damage. The first two are the direct consequences of injury to the chest, while the third is the indirect result of thoracic or nonthoracic trauma. In addition to these three conditions, there are a number of epiphenomena and less common… CONTINUE READING