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Revista Medica Herediana

Print version ISSN 1018-130XOn-line version ISSN 1729-214X


CASTANEDA SALDANA, Enrique; BRICENO ALVARADO, Manolo Elit; DEL CASTILLO PERALTA, Cesar Eduardo  and  ROJAS MARTINEZ, Fidel. Early unstable chest reconstruction with thoracic osteosynthesis: A case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.4, pp.243-247. ISSN 1018-130X.

We present the case of a male patient with unstable chest, which is a rare entity that may be caused by high impact trauma. The diagnosis was stablished by clinical manifestations and image results. The patient received surgical treatment with a rib osteosynthesis. We discussed the results obtained and propose suggestions to manage this kind of patients.

Keywords : Flail chest; thoracic injuries; rib fractures.

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