Pulmonary Contusion in Children: Diagnosis and Management

  title={Pulmonary Contusion in Children: Diagnosis and Management},
  author={Gary S. Allen and Charles S. Cox},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
Background. Pulmonary contusion (PC) is the most common injury identified in pediatric blunt chest trauma. The disagreement over management principles of children with PC may complicate care of these patients Methods. We reviewed the literature and our institutional experience Results. Pulmonary contusion is most often diagnosed by chest roentgenogram, with computed tomography of the chest reserved for more precise evaluation of the mediastinum and aorta. Hypoxemia and respiratory mechanical… 

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