Pulmonary Contusion: An Update on Recent Advances in Clinical Management

Abstract

Pulmonary contusion is a common finding after blunt chest trauma. The physiologic consequences of alveolar hemorrhage and pulmonary parenchymal destruction typically manifest themselves within hours of injury and usually resolve within approximately 7 days. Clinical symptoms, including respiratory distress with hypoxemia and hypercarbia, peak at about 72 h… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-010-0599-9

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