Case report| Volume 66, ISSUE 2, P275-279, November 1944

Compression injuries of the chest in childhood

Report of a case complicating rupture of the spleen
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        1. Severe intrathoracic injuries are possible in children without external evidence and with a minimum of clinical signs.
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        2. In addition to frequent clinical examinations of the chest in children who have sustained crushing injuries x-ray examination should always be made.
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        3. Should it be necessary to administer an anesthetic inhalation anesthesia through an intratracheal tube is the method of choice but means should be taken to prevent tension pneumothorax.
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        • Cournand A.
        • Riley R.L.
        • Bradley S.E.
        • Breed E.S.
        • Lauson H.D.
        • Gregarson M.I.
        • Richards D.W.
        Studies of the circulation in clinical shock.
        Surgery. 1943; 18: 964
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