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Pneumon 2021, 34(1):-0
Pulmonary laceration and contusion in a young male patient due to motorcycle accident
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* These authors contributed equally to this work

 

12nd Pulmonary Medicine Department, General University Hospital “Attikon”, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece,
2Western Attica General Hospital “Agia Barbara”, Athens, Greece
3University Clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
42nd Department of Anaesthesiology,
52nd Department of Radiology, General, University Hospital “Attikon”, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Abstract

Chest trauma injuries are one of the main causes of death in young people and include lung contusions, lacerations, pneumothorax, hemothorax, rib fractures and tracheobronchial injuries. Pulmonary contusions are the most common identified entities after trauma, and they result in alveolar hemorrhage without loss of the physiologic structure of lung parenchyma. On the other hand, pulmonary lacerations, which are often associated with contusions, result in rupture of the alveoli causing formation of cavities. Patients present symptoms ranging from minimal to severe with cough, chest pain, hemoptysis, dyspnea, tachypnea and hypoxemia. Findings may not be apparent immediately after injury and chest CT is the most sensitive imaging technique for diagnosis.Contusions usually resolve with supportive care in 5-7 days. In this report we present a case of lung contusion and laceration in a 19-year-old patient after motorcycle accident.

Pneumon 2021, 34(1):-0.