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Flail Chest

Flail Chest: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Flail Chest is available below.

Symptoms of Flail Chest

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Flail Chest: Complications

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Causes of Flail Chest

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Flail Chest

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Clinical Trials for Flail Chest

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Definitions of 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)

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More information about Flail Chest

  1. Flail Chest: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Complications

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