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What is Flail Chest?

What is Flail Chest?

  • Flail Chest: The separation of a portion of the rib cage from the rest of the chest wall - usually due to trauma. The severity of the condition varies depending on the extent of the damage.
  • Flail Chest: A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
    Source - Diseases Database

Flail Chest: Introduction

Types of Flail Chest:

Broader types of Flail Chest:

How serious is Flail Chest?

Complications of Flail Chest: see complications of Flail Chest

What causes Flail Chest?

Causes of Flail Chest: see causes of Flail Chest

What are the symptoms of Flail Chest?

Symptoms of Flail Chest: see symptoms of Flail Chest

Complications of Flail Chest: see complications of Flail Chest

Flail Chest: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Flail Chest.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Flail Chest: Trauma Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Flail Chest.
Treatments for Flail Chest: see treatments for Flail Chest
Research for Flail Chest: see research for Flail Chest

Name of Flail Chest

Main name of condition: Flail Chest


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