La contusión pulmonar es la lesión visceral más frecuente. Suele presentarse en TT graves y a menudo asociada a otras lesiones torácicas e intratorácicas. Lung contusion is an entity involving injury to the alveolar capillaries, without any tear or cut in the lung tissue. This results in accumulation of. World J Surg. Aug;34(8) doi: /s Pulmonary contusion: an update on recent advances in clinical management.

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Pathophysiology of trauma-associated respiratory failure; pp. Journal List Bull Emerg Trauma v. Is outcome from ARDS related to the severity of respiratory failure? Injuries to the chest wall are also distinct from but may be associated with lung injuries.

Signs and symptoms take time to develop, and as many as half of cases are asymptomatic at the initial presentation. Are you a health professional able to prescribe or dispense drugs? Other types of articles such as reviews, editorials, special articles, clinical reports, and letters to the Editor are also published in the Journal.

Pulmonary contusion: an update on recent advances in clinical management.

Thoracic Trauma and Critical Care. Ferring M, Vincent JL. Roles of Alveolar Macrophages and Peripheral Blood Monocytes in Lung Contusion In first 24 hrs following LC injury neutrophilic response predominates, but progresses largely to monocytic response by 48 hr post-contusion [ 3540 ]. More common contuusion and in lower lobes.

Pulmonary contusion is the parenchymal injury characterized by hemorrhage and edema in the alveoli causing pulnonar of the respiratory functions [ 8687 ].

Radiology of Blunt Trauma of the Chest.

Pulmonary contusion – Wikipedia

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. Review of the clinical entity. Flail chest, pulmonary contusion, and blast injury”. Contusion usually occurs on the lung directly under the site of impact, but, as pjlmonar traumatic brain injurya contrecoup contusion may occur at the site opposite the impact as well. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.


Chest trauma is a frequent problem arising from lesions caused by domestic and occupational activities and especially road traffic accidents. Alveolar recruitment in combination with sufficient positive end expiratory pressure increases oxygenation and lung aeration in patients with severe chest trauma. Retrieved 18 June Review of the literature and description of a new porcine model”.

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Current work established a functional role of neutrophils in the inflammatory response to LC injury. Pneumothorax Hemothorax Hemopneumothorax Pulmonary contusion Pulmonary laceration Tracheobronchial injury Diaphragmatic rupture.

Cotnusion positive pressure ventilation including continuous positive airway pressure CPAP and bi-level positive airway pressure BiPAPmay be used to improve oxygenation and treat atelectasis: Early and late acute respiratory distress syndrome: Diagnostic peritoneal lavage Focused assessment with sonography for trauma.

The inflammatory response may also cause uninjured contra lateral lung [ 52 ] to develop edema, thickening of alveolar septa [ 53 ]. The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma.

CT findings of contusion consist of non-segmental areas of consolidation and ground-glass opacification that predominantly involve the lung and directed deeply into the area of trauma, often sparing 1 to 2 mm of sub-pleural lung parenchyma adjacent to the injured chest wall [ 62 ].

Managment of pulmonary contusion is supportive while the pulmonary contusion resolves.

Treatment is primarily supportive. But large contusions may affect gas exchange and result in hypoxemia. However, while relative fluid excess and pulmonary oedema will augment any respiratory insufficience, the consequences of the opposite – hypovolaemia are more severe and long-lasting. Protection of the lung from blast overpressure by thoracic stress wave decouplers. In addition to blunt traumapenetrating trauma can cause pulmonary contusion. When the compliance of the injured pulmnoar differs significantly from that of the uninjured one, the lungs can be ventilated independently coontusion two ventilators in order to deliver air at different pressures; this provides adequate ventilation and prevents the injury of uninvolved lung from overinflation [ 81 ].


Physiopathology of crushed chest injuries.

Complications Inherent to Contusion and Ventilator Associated Pulmonary contusion usually resolves spontaneously in 3 to 5 days, provided no secondary insult occurs.

The following aspects are considered for the diagnosis of pulmonary contusion: Journal of Thoracic Imaging 20 2: Because gas exchange is impaired, signs of low blood oxygen saturationsuch as low concentrations of oxygen in arterial blood gas and cyanosis bluish color of the skin and mucous membranes are commonly associated. Computed tomography CT scanning is a more sensitive test for pulmonary contusion, [6] [33] and it can identify abdominalchest, or other injuries that accompany the contusion.

The spalling effect occurs in areas with large differences in density; particles of the spalled denser tissue are thrown into the less dense particles [ 26 ].

Lung Contusion: A Clinico-Pathological Entity with Unpredictable Clinical Course

Trinkle confirmed this hypothesis in Spontaneous breathing with airway pressure release ventilation favors ventilation in dependent lung regions and counters cyclic alveolar contusikn in oleic-acid-induced lung injury: A pulmonary contusionalso known as lung contusionis a bruise of the lungcaused by chest trauma.

The main complications of pulmonary contusion are ARDS and pneumonia. A lung contusion is diagnosed by the presence of: Crackles may be heard on auscultation but are rarely heard in the emergency room and are non-specific.