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Anatomy And Pathophysiology

Pulmonary Contusion

Pulmonary contusions commonly result from direct impact to the chest wall or from concurrent chest wall injury, such as from a blast.20 Acute parenchymal lung injury produces multiple physiological effects, all of which have an impact on outcomes. The mortality associated with pulmonary contusion is difficult to predict, but is estimated to be 10% to 25%.21,22 

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