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POSTGRADUATE FORUM
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-121

An unusual site for chest wall trauma


1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Medicine, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N K Sneha
Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_3_22

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Blunt chest trauma can injure ribs, vertebra, or sternum and, in turn, lead to lung injury of various severities. However, trauma to the scapula is very rare and it suggests heavy impact on the chest wall during fall. Here, we discuss a case of a traffic accident where multiple ribs and scapula on the right side are fractured. This, in turn, precipitated contusion of the lung.


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