Pulmonary contusion: review of the clinical entity.

@article{Cohn1997PulmonaryCR,
  title={Pulmonary contusion: review of the clinical entity.},
  author={Stephen M. Cohn},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1997},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={973-9}
}
Pulmonary contusion is a common lesion occurring in patients sustaining severe blunt chest trauma. Alveolar hemorrhage and parenchymal destruction are maximal during the first 24 hours after injury and then usually resolve within 7 days. The diagnosis of traumatic lung injury is usually made clinically with confirmation by chest x-ray films. The chest computed tomography scan is highly sensitive in identifying pulmonary contusion and may help predict the need for mechanical ventilation… CONTINUE READING
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