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Flail chest

Flail chest: Introduction

Flail chest: abnormal movement of a portion of the chest wall. See detailed information below for a list of 9 causes of Flail chest, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Flail chest: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to 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.
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Detailed list of causes of Flail chest

The list below shows some of the causes of Flail chest mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Flail chest?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Flail chest. Of the 9 causes of Flail chest that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 9 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Flail chest:

The following list of conditions have 'Flail chest' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Medical Conditions associated with Flail chest:

Chest symptoms (1355 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

Symptoms related to Flail chest:

Blunt trauma to the chest, Rib fracture, Chest injury, Blood coagulation disorder, Non accidental injury, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Type 2, Type 2A, Type IIB

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