"Flail Chest" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
- Flail Chest
- Chest, Flail
- Stove-in Chest
- Chest, Stove-in
- Stove in Chest
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Flail Chest".
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