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Chest - Steven L. Primack, MD
1. Chest trauma
      a. Rib fractures
      c. Hemothorax
      d. Pneumothorax and pneumomediastinum
      e. Mediastinal hemorrhage
      f. Pulmonary contusion, laceration, hematoma (Case 1) (Case 2) (Case 3)
      g. Tracheobronchial injury
      h. Esophageal tear
      i. Diaphragm injury

3. Acute pulmonary infections (Case 1) (Case 2) (Case 3) (Case 4) (Case 5)
    
5. Airway foreign bodies

6. Obstructive airway disease

7. ARDS: near-drowning, fat embolism syndrome

8. Esophageal rupture

CREDITS:

AUTHOR: STEVEN L. PRIMACK
CASE ILLUSTRATION EDITOR: PATRICK D. McLAUGHLIN, MBBCH, BAO

SUGGested Readings:

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