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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Current Opinion in Critical Care. Alveolar recruitment in combination with sufficient positive end expiratory pressure increases oxygenation and lung aeration in patients with severe chest trauma.

However, it is known that lung tissue can be crushed when the chest wall bends inward on impact. Introduction to Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. These injuries are usually found in severe chest trauma and are often associated with contusiom thoracic and intrathoracic lesions.

Proc Am Thorac Soc. Apoptosis and epithelial injury in the lungs. The Journal is published both in Spanish and English. Author pulminar Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

In most cases, the findings are manifest at the time of the initial examination and show little tendency to increase in severity with subsequent examinations.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Fluid replacement may be required to ensure adequate blood volume, but fluids are given carefully since fluid overload can worsen pulmonary edemawhich may be lethal. Tienden para ser grandes, variando conthsion medida de 2—8 cm.


It occurs when a pressure wave passes through a tissue containing bubbles of gas: As a result of damage to capillariesblood and other fluids accumulate in the lung tissue. Articles Cases Courses Quiz.

Compartmentalized lung cytokine release pulmonxr response to intravascular and alveolar endotoxin challenge. D ICD – Biphasic positive airway pressure ventilation BiPAP is increasingly used as an alternative procedure to conventional assisted control ventilation for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute lung injury.

The important aspect for future involves studies to define in more detail the mechanistic importance of other cell types like alveolar epithelial cells and the alveolar macrophages. Other chest injuries, such as those of the great thoracic and esophageal vessels, are less frequent but are especially severe. Surg Clin North Am, 69pp.

Histopathological evaluation of the lung tissue at 8 min, 4 hr, and 12 hr post-contusion revealed diffuse intra-alveolar hemorrhage with alveolar disruption, along with interstitial hemorrhagic injury that frequently involve peri-hilar areas and extended contusoon the visceral surface conhusion the pleura.

Clinically, patients have hypoxiemia, hypercarbia and increase in labored breathing of varying severity and duration [ 7 ]. Pleural complications, such as hemothorax and pneumothorax, are also frequent. Blood in the alveolar spaces provide an excellent medium for bacteria.

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 ]. Benchmarking in Thoracic Surgery. Chest trauma is a frequent problem arising from lesions caused by domestic and occupational activities and especially road traffic accidents. There may be hypotension and reduced cardiac fontusion.

Pulmonary contusion – Wikipedia

Good tracheal toilet and pulmonary care is essential to minimise the incidence of pneumonia in this susceptible group. However the chest X-ray will often under-estimate the size of the contusion and tends to lag behind the clinical picture. Abdominal trauma Chest trauma Facial trauma Head injury Spinal cord injury. Archivos de Bronconeumologia http: Superimposed gastric aspiration increases the severity of inflammation and permeability injury in a rat model of lung contusion.


Flail chest and pulmonary contusion. J Am Coll Surg,pp.

R pulmonary contusion Chest wall injury. Ventilation can re-open collapsed alveoli, but their repeated opening will be harmful, and positive pressure ventilation can also damage the lung by overinflation [ 80 ].

Computed tomography CT pulmomar very sensitive for diagnosing pulmonary contusion. The excess fluid interferes with gas exchange leading to hypoxia. Peak abnormalities in deflation P-V mechanics occurred at 24 h post-contusion [ 35 ].

Clinically, patients with pulmonary contusion manifest in hypoxemia, hypercarbia, and intensified labored breathing [ 1 ].

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Three possible mechanisms of development of contusion are:. To improve our services and products, we use “cookies” own or third parties authorized to show advertising related to client preferences through the analyses of navigation customer behavior.

The goal of treatment is to prevent respiratory failure and hypoxia [ 87 ]. Print Send to a friend Export reference Mendeley Statistics.