Lung Laceration with Active Bleeding, Contusion and Hemothorax
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD DEPT OF RADIOLOGY
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The following case demonstrates the importance of emergent imaging in patients with thoracic gunshot wounds. The AP chest in our case highlights findings that correlate well with follow up CT Angiogram of the chest. A companion case is provided to illustrate wound dynamics in the lung with a variation of extent of intrathoracic bleeding. This case also exemplifies application of complex planes that are now commonplace with modern CT imaging capabilities described here as para-axial, paracoronal and para-sagittal reconstructions.
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