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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
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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.

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