Penetrating trauma

Ivan Kuhajda, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Ioanna Kougioumtzi, Haidong Huang, Qiang Li, Georgios Dryllis, Ioannis Kioumis, Georgia Pitsiou, Nikolaos Machairiotis, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Antonis Papaiwannou, Sofia Lampaki, Bojan Zaric, Perin Branislav, Konstantinos Dervelegas, Konstantinos Porpodis, Paul Zarogoulidis
Journal of Thoracic Disease 2014, 6 (Suppl 4): S461-5
Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the pleural space. Currently there is increasing incidence of road traffic accidents, increasing awareness of healthcare leading to more advanced diagnostic procedures, and increasing number of admissions in intensive care units are responsible for traumatic (non iatrogenic and iatrogenic) pneumothorax. Pneumothorax has a clinical spectrum from asymptomatic patient to life-threatening situations. Diagnosis is usually made by clinical examination and imaging techniques. In our current work we focus on the treatment of penetrating trauma.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.