From the case: Thoracic gunshot wound

CT
A linear consolid...
Axial lung window
A linear consolidation is noted. The lesion is consistent with pulmonary laceration and hemorrhage in the trajectory of the bullet. subcutaneous emphysema is visible in the right chest wall.
Modality: CT (lung window)

- “ In the setting of gunshot wound to the lung, the missile injury is readily visible because of the difference in the tissue characteristics of inju...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Pulmonary laceration - “ Pulmonary lacerations result from frank laceration of lung parenchyma secondary to trauma. There is almost always concurrent contusion. Epidemiol...”
  • Imaging of gunshot injuries - “ Gunshot injuries often require imaging assessment, and this evaluation has both clinical relevance (assessment of organ damage, surgical planning ...”
  • Penetrating thoracic trauma - “ Penetrating thoracic trauma, namely gunshot and stab injuries, vary widely in incidence globally but nevertheless result in high mortality and ser...”

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