A lung injury can occur in many ways. A car accident could cause a harmful blow and a punctured lung. Or lungs can become injured from inhaling harmful chemicals. A lung injury can even occur while being treated in the hospital for an infection or while on a ventilator. Pulmonary contusion is an injury to lung parenchyma, leading to oedema and blood collecting in alveolar spaces and loss of normal lung structure & function. Blunt injury to the chest can affect any one or all components of the chest wall and thoracic cavity. These components include the bony skeleton (ribs, clavicles, scapulae, and sternum), the lungs and pleurae, the tracheobronchial tree, the esophagus, the heart, the great vessels of the chest, and the diaphragm.
Related Journals of Lung Trauma
Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Pain & Relief, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Emergency Medicine: Open Access, Oral Health and Dental Management, American Lung Association, Experimental Lung Research, Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies, European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery