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A Case Report on Blunt Chest Trauma

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N.M.P.G. Ganga ,

Teaching Hospital Peradeniya, LK
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K.B. Galketiya

Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, LK
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Abstract

Blunt chest trauma is a leading cause of death worldwide and may be missed in a poly-trauma patient. Multiple rib fractures, pneumothorax and lung contusions can cause ventilator insufficiency needing mechanical ventilation. Many patients can be managed non-operatively with timely use of intercostal drains, support of ventilation, pain relief and good physiotherapy.

We present a case of 48 years old male patient with multiple chest injuries following a fall who had a remarkable recovery.

Keywords: Blunt chest trauma
How to Cite: Ganga NMPG, Galketiya KB. A Case Report on Blunt Chest Trauma. Sri Lanka Anatomy Journal. 2018;2(2):38–41. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slaj.v2i2.8
Published on 03 Dec 2018.
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