Lung contusion in children--early computed tomography versus radiography.

  title={Lung contusion in children--early computed tomography versus radiography.},
  author={Jessica Wylie and G. C. Morrison and Kit Nalk and Anat Kornecki and Trevor B Kotylak and Douglas D. Fraser and Alik Kornecki},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  volume={10 6},
OBJECTIVE To investigate, in children, the correlation between the extent of lung contusion as detected on early radiologic examination (chest radiograph [CXR] and/or thoracic computed tomography [TCT]) and subsequent clinical outcome measures. DESIGN Retrospective chart review study with blinded assessment of thoracic imaging. SETTING A university-affiliated, level 1 designated pediatric trauma center. INTERVENTIONS None. PATIENTS Patients (1-18 yrs) who, between April 2000 and October… CONTINUE READING