A man in his early 40s was referred for surgical evaluation following abnormal imaging obtained during workup of recent left-sided chest discomfort and longstanding dyspnea on exertion. What is your diagnosis?
This medical record review describes the use of computed tomography in identifying the mortality risk in patients with pneumomediastinum due to blunt trauma.
Rodriguez et al validate the derived decision instrument (NEXUS Chest) for identification of blunt trauma patients with very low risk of thoracic injury seen on chest imaging hypothesizing that NEXUS Chest would have high sensitivity (>98%) for the prediction of and clinical significance for thoracic injury seen on chest imaging.
This cohort study examines whether a blunt or penetrating mechanism of injury alters the risk of venous thromboembolism.