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Isolated Intrathoracic Injury with Air Bag Use

  • Andrew E. Sama (a1), Douglas P. Barnaby (a2), Kevin J. Wallis (a3), Dominick Gadaleta (a4), Michael H. Hall (a5), Roy L. Nelson (a6), James Naidich (a7) and Robert J. Ward (a8)...


The restrained (air bag and seatbelt) driver of a vehicle involved in a high-speed motor-vehicle accident sustained a tear of the thoracic aorta with no signs of external injury. Air bag deployment may mask significant internal injury, and a high index of suspicion is warranted in such situations.


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Administrative Director of Research and Development, Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, New York 11030 USA


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Isolated Intrathoracic Injury with Air Bag Use

  • Andrew E. Sama (a1), Douglas P. Barnaby (a2), Kevin J. Wallis (a3), Dominick Gadaleta (a4), Michael H. Hall (a5), Roy L. Nelson (a6), James Naidich (a7) and Robert J. Ward (a8)...


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