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Pulmonary Contusion

Chest Trauma
Pulmonary Contusion

, February 09, 2004

Pulmonary Contusion

Pulmonary contusion is an injury to lung parenchyma, leading to oedema and blood collecting in alveolar spaces and loss of normal lung structure & function. This blunt lung injury develops over the course of 24 hours, leading to poor gas exchange, increased pulmonary vascular resistance and decreased lung compliance.

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