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Table 4 Occult chest injuries in negative PE and CXR

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

Normal chest PE and CXR with abnormal CT CNumber (%)
Bilateral rib fractures3 (1.1)
Clavicle fracture1 (0.38)
Lung contusion7 (2.7)
Pneumothorax6 (2.3)
1–2 rib fractures10 (3.8)
3–6 rib fractures12 (4.6)
> 6 rib fractures2 (0.77)
Scapular fracture4 (1.5)
Splenic injury3 (1.1)
Suspected aortic injury3 (1.1)
Hemothorax1 (0.38)
Sternal fracture5 (1.9)
Total chest injuries57 (21.8)
Total abnormal CT C41 (15.7)
  1. CT C Computed tomography, chest, CXR Chest X-ray, PE Physical exam
  2. Total number of patients with normal chest PE and CXR with CT C = 261