OPEN Injury | 6 Jul 2014
HL Lin, WY Huang, C Yang, SM Chou, HI Chiang, LC Kuo, TY Lin and YP Chou
Blunt chest injury is not uncommon in trauma patients. Haemothorax and pneumothorax may occur in these patients, and some of them will develop retained pleural collections. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has become an appropriate method for treating these complications, but the optimal timing for performing the surgery and its effects on outcome are not clearly understood.
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