Role of volume rendered 3-D computed tomography in conservative management of trauma-related thoracic injuries.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250593
Title:
Role of volume rendered 3-D computed tomography in conservative management of trauma-related thoracic injuries.
Authors:
OʼLeary, Donal Peter; Soo, Alan; McLaughlin, Patrick; Aherne, Thomas
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cork University Hospital. Olearypeter83@hotmail.com
Citation:
Role of volume rendered 3-D computed tomography in conservative management of trauma-related thoracic injuries. 2012, 27 (5):W102-4 J Thorac Imaging
Journal:
Journal of thoracic imaging
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/250593
DOI:
10.1097/RTI.0b013e31821bdaa0
PubMed ID:
21772220
Abstract:
Pneumatic nail guns are a tool used commonly in the construction industry and are widely available. Accidental injuries from nail guns are common, and several cases of suicide using a nail gun have been reported. Computed tomographic (CT) imaging, together with echocardiography, has been shown to be the gold standard for investigation of these cases. We present a case of a 55-year-old man who presented to the accident and emergency unit of a community hospital following an accidental pneumatic nail gun injury to his thorax. Volume-rendered CT of the thorax allowed an accurate assessment of the thoracic injuries sustained by this patient. As there was no evidence of any acute life-threatening injury, a sternotomy was avoided and the patient was observed closely until discharge. In conclusion, volume-rendered 3-dimensional CT can greatly help in the decision to avoid an unnecessary sternotomy in patients with a thoracic nail gun injury.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Foreign Bodies; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Sternotomy; Thoracic Injuries; Tomography, X-Ray Computed
ISSN:
1536-0237

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorOʼLeary, Donal Peteren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSoo, Alanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcLaughlin, Patricken_GB
dc.contributor.authorAherne, Thomasen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T14:49:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T14:49:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationRole of volume rendered 3-D computed tomography in conservative management of trauma-related thoracic injuries. 2012, 27 (5):W102-4 J Thorac Imagingen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1536-0237-
dc.identifier.pmid21772220-
dc.identifier.doi10.1097/RTI.0b013e31821bdaa0-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/250593-
dc.description.abstractPneumatic nail guns are a tool used commonly in the construction industry and are widely available. Accidental injuries from nail guns are common, and several cases of suicide using a nail gun have been reported. Computed tomographic (CT) imaging, together with echocardiography, has been shown to be the gold standard for investigation of these cases. We present a case of a 55-year-old man who presented to the accident and emergency unit of a community hospital following an accidental pneumatic nail gun injury to his thorax. Volume-rendered CT of the thorax allowed an accurate assessment of the thoracic injuries sustained by this patient. As there was no evidence of any acute life-threatening injury, a sternotomy was avoided and the patient was observed closely until discharge. In conclusion, volume-rendered 3-dimensional CT can greatly help in the decision to avoid an unnecessary sternotomy in patients with a thoracic nail gun injury.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of thoracic imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshForeign Bodies-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshSternotomy-
dc.subject.meshThoracic Injuries-
dc.subject.meshTomography, X-Ray Computed-
dc.titleRole of volume rendered 3-D computed tomography in conservative management of trauma-related thoracic injuries.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cork University Hospital. Olearypeter83@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of thoracic imagingen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunsteren

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