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Flail Chest MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Flail Chest
Tree Number(s)
C26.891.315
Unique ID
D005409
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005409
Scope Note
A complication of multiple RIB FRACTURES; RIB and STERNUM fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the THORACIC WALL becomes isolated from the RIB CAGE and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
Entry Term(s)
Stove-in Chest
Previous Indexing
Rib Fractures (1966-1979)
Thoracic Injuries (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under THORACIC INJURIES 1980-90
History Note
91(80); was see under THORACIC INJURIES 1980-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/21
Revision Date
2016/03/03
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