oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Closed chest injuries, clinical features and treatment

Volume 16, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



In view of the increasing number of cases of chest injuries treated in general surgical wards, a classification of closed chest injuries is presented. The clinical features, methods of investigation and management of the more common types of closed injury are descriptionbed, and a summary of the indications for, and principles in management of, mechanical ventilation is given.

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