Pediatric thoracic trauma.

  title={Pediatric thoracic trauma.},
  author={David W. Bliss and Mark L. Silen},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  volume={30 11 Suppl},
Although thoracic injuries occur less frequently in children than adults, they remain a source of substantial morbidity and mortality. Disparate problems such as rib fractures, lung injury, hemothorax, pneumothorax, mediastinal injuries, and others may present in isolation or in combination with one another. Knowledge of the manner in which pediatric anatomy, physiology, and injury patterns change with age may expedite the evaluation of the pediatric chest after trauma. Differences in pulmonary… CONTINUE READING