Utility of cervical spinal and abdominal computed tomography in diagnosing occult pneumothorax in patients with blunt trauma: Computed tomographic imaging protocol matters


Akoglu H. , Akoglu E. U. , Evman S., Akoglu T., DENİZBAŞI ALTINOK A. , Guneysel O., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND ACUTE CARE SURGERY, cilt.73, ss.874-879, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 73 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/ta.0b013e3182569ff2
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND ACUTE CARE SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.874-879

Özet

BACKGROUND: Small pneumothoraces (PXs), which are not initially recognized with a chest x-ray film and diagnosed by a thoracic computed tomography (CT), are described as occult PX (OCPX). The objective of this study was to evaluate cervival spine (C-spine) and abdominal CT (ACT) for diagnosing OCPX and overt PX (OVPX).