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December 1, 2007

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  • Thoracoabdominal Trauma: Diagnostic Dilemmas

    Thoracoabdominal trauma, both from blunt and penetrating etiologies, poses a diagnostic dilemma for the physician. Is CT scanning sufficient to diagnose a pneumothorax? Is the FAST exam reliable in the multiply injured trauma patient? Are there management differences for the pediatric patient versus the adult patient?