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Table 3 Occult chest injuries

From: Cross-sectional imaging of the torso reveals occult injuries in asymptomatic blunt trauma patients

Normal chest PE with abnormal CT CNumber (%)
Bilateral rib fractures5 (0.6)
Clavicle fracture12 (1.5)
Lung contusion17 (2.1)
Pneumothorax25 (3.1)
1–2 rib fractures38 (4.7)
3–6 rib fractures25 (3.1)
> 6 rib fractures7 (0.87)
Scapular fracture14 (1.7)
Splenic injury4 (0.50)
Suspected aortic injury3 (0.37)
Hemothorax1 (0.12)
Sternal fracture6 (0.75)
Total chest injuries157 (19.5)
Total abnormal CT C111 (13.8)
  1. CT C Computed tomography, chest, PE Physical exam
  2. Total number of patients with normal chest PE with CT C = 805