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Title: Een op het eerste gezicht banaal thoraxtrauma …
Author(s): VAN MOERKERCKE W, VANGHEEL H
Journal: Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Volume: 65 Issue: 6 Date: 2009
An at the first sight minor bluntthoracic trauma
An at the first sight minor bluntthoracic trauma can lead to major injuries of intrathoracic and even intra-abdominal organs. Performing a computer tomographic scan of the thorax is useful because the occurrence of rib fractures or a small pneumothorax is not always as obvious as presumed. In the case reported, several rib fractures with compression of the right hemithorax were present as well as a major scapula fracture.