• sternum
  • It was common enough for the sternum to be injured by the seatbelt that it was included in the 'safety belt syndrome', a pattern of injuries caused by seat belts in vehicle accidents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, injury to the sternum may be made more likely if there are other disease processes in place that have weakened the bone - in this case, the fracture that occurs is termed a pathologic fracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • if a person is injured with enough force to fracture the sternum, injuries such as myocardial and pulmonary contusions are likely. (wikipedia.org)
  • Penetrating
  • A tension haemothorax is an uncommon injury after penetrating chest trauma. (omicsonline.org)
  • Penetrating thoracic injury with isolated internal mammary injury is a very rare cause of massive haemothorax and associated with high mortality. (omicsonline.org)
  • A transmediastinal gunshot wound (TMGSW) is a penetrating injury to a person's thorax in which a bullet enters the mediastinum, possibly damaging some of the major structures in this area. (wikipedia.org)
  • whose evaluation of stable patients with penetrating injuries to the mediastinum - this time including stab wounds - relied mostly on CT and ultrasound, showed similar results. (wikipedia.org)
  • cardiac
  • The injury may also affect a specific organ such as the heart, which can develop an air embolism or a cardiac tamponade (which prevents the heart from beating properly). (wikipedia.org)
  • The mediastinum contains the heart and its vessels, the esophagus, trachea, phrenic and cardiac nerves, the thoracic duct, thymus and lymph nodes of the central chest. (wikipedia.org)
  • contusion injury
  • We would conclude that simvastatin given orally or subcutaneously at doses previously reported by other investigators to be effective in different neurologic conditions does not confer a significant neurologic benefit in a thoracic contusion injury model (OSU Impactor) when administered with a 1-h delay in intervention. (wingsforlife.com)
  • Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Entrapment or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is usually the result of muscular compression upon nerves which can cause searing nerve pain (neuralgia). (ihelpbackpain.com)
  • abdominal
  • Five early deaths occurred, all in DTAR patients, from multiorgan failure (n = 2), intra-abdominal hemorrhage (n = 1), or diffuse axonal injury (n = 2). (acc.org)
  • catheter
  • A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mediastinum
  • The mediastinum can be divided into an upper (or superior) and lower (or inferior) part: The superior mediastinum starts at the superior thoracic aperture and ends at the thoracic plane. (wikipedia.org)
  • The thoracic plane separates the superior and inferior mediastinum. (wikipedia.org)
  • Anthrax Mediastinum testis (unrelated structure in the scrotum) Mediastinal germ cell tumor Mediastinitis Mediastinal tumor This article incorporates text in the public domain from the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918) https://www.unifr.ch/ifaa/Public/EntryPage/TA98%20Tree/Alpha/All%20KWIC%20W%20LA.htm Mediastinum dictionary definition Thoracic Wall, Pleura, and Pericardium - Dissector Answers Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • Children are at especially high risk for the injury because the relative flexibility of their bones prevents the chest wall from absorbing force from an impact, causing it to be transmitted instead to the lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injuries to the chest wall are also distinct from but may be associated with lung injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, pulmonary contusion is frequently associated with signs (objective indications) and symptoms (subjective states), including those indicative of the lung injury itself and of accompanying injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • neck
  • This makes cord injury in the thoracic region less common than in the neck or lower back. (cure-back-pain.org)
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  • The therapeutic/medical Orlando massage therapy I use eliminates your brachial nerve entrapment and thoracic outlet neck pain within two to five visits, as the nerve network will no longer be pinched and irritated. (ihelpbackpain.com)
  • I focus on elongating all contracted soft tissue (muscles and tendons) in the front, side, and back of your neck, paying close attention to muscles over and around the brachial plexus and thoracic outlet. (ihelpbackpain.com)
  • The prognosis also ranges widely, from full recovery in rare cases to permanent tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) in injuries at the level of the neck, and paraplegia in lower injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • accidents
  • Among all of the thoracic injuries analyzed, the most common was traffic accidents, which made up 111 (40.7%) cases. (infona.pl)
  • Falls, sports injuries and car accidents are less likely to produce cord injury in the middle back than in the other more delicate spinal regions. (cure-back-pain.org)
  • The injury became more common with the introduction and wide use of automobiles and the subsequent rise in traffic accidents. (wikipedia.org)
  • While for elderly individuals a fall can cause a rib fracture, in adults automobile accidents are a common event for such an injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the majority of cases the damage results from physical trauma such as car accidents, gunshots, falls, or sports injuries, but it can also result from nontraumatic causes such as infection, insufficient blood flow, and tumors. (wikipedia.org)
  • outcomes
  • Secondary outcomes were early mortality and morbidity, specifically stroke, spinal cord injury (SCI), and dialysis. (acc.org)
  • Better clinical outcomes are achieved in high-volume hospitals and when procedures are performed by a thoracic surgeon. (lww.com)