chest

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chest

1. 
a. the front part of the trunk from the neck to the belly
b. (as modifier): a chest cold
2. a sealed container or reservoir for a gas
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Addition of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery to the treatment of flail chest.
Reinforcement with rigid prosthesis such as methyl methacrylate or metallic plates are required to avoid anterior flail chest and protect mediastinal organs.
14 It has been reported that flail chest is associated with a higher morbidity compared with multiple rib fractures.
A comparative study of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and intermittent pressure ventilation (IPPV) in patients with flail chest.
Clinical signs of thoracic aortic injury include evidence of external thoracic trauma, sternal fracture, hypotension, diminished or absent femoral pulses, upper extremity hypertension and flail chest.
All cases were evaluated for the presence or absence of pneumothorax, hemothorax, fractured ribs, flail chest, subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and mediastinal hematoma.
It is frequently associated with other injuries such as flail chest, pulmonary contusion, pneumothorax and hemothorax.