Traumatic thoracic fistulas.


Journal Article (Review)

This article considers the wide range of fistulas that can result from blunt and penetrating trauma. The mechanisms, physical signs, diagnostic techniques, and nonoperative and operative management strategies for fistulas of the thorax are reviewed. Emphasis is placed on the requirement for a high index of suspicion in specific types of injury in which thoracic fistulas can occur.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sebastian, MW; Wolfe, WG

Published Date

  • May 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 385 - 400

PubMed ID

  • 9156299

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9156299

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1052-3359


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States