Traumatic pulmonary hernia: surgical versus conservative management.

  title={Traumatic pulmonary hernia: surgical versus conservative management.},
  author={Bruno François and Arnaud Desachy and Elisabeth Cornu and E Ostyn and L Niquet and Philippe Vignon},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={44 1},
The therapeutic management of lung herniation, an uncommon complication of severe blunt chest trauma, remains controversial. We report here on two cases of traumatic lung herniation with different, yet successful, methods of therapeutic management according to the particular anatomic types. Because of the threat of tension pneumothorax, incarceration, or strangulation of the lung parenchyma in mechanically ventilated patients, surgical reduction of intercostal pulmonary hernias with narrow… CONTINUE READING
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