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Case 545

Blunt traumatic anterior flail chest

Author(s)
M. Wintermark, P. Vock, P. Schnyder
 
Patient
female, 71 year(s)
 
 
  • Published 25.10.2000
  • DOI 10.1594/EURORAD/CASE.545
  • Section Chest Imaging
  • Case Type Clinical Cases
  • Difficulty Senior
  • Views 14411
  • Language(s)
  • Figure 1
    Blunt traumatic anterior flail chest

    Spiral CT section (5-mm) displays an unusual anterior flail chest consecutive to left and right lateral chondro-costal dislocations (black arrows) and rib fractures (white arrows). A mediastinal hematoma and bilateral...

     
    Area of Interest: unknown; Imaging Technique: Blunt traumatic anterior flail chest;
     
     
Spiral CT section (5-mm) displays an unusual anterior flail chest consecutive to left and right lateral chondro-costal dislocations (black arrows) and rib fractures (white arrows). A mediastinal hematoma and bilateral hemothoraces are also present.
 
 
 
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