Reference Entry

flail chest

in Concise Medical Dictionary

Eighth edition

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557141
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191727016
flail chest

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fracture of two or more ribs in two or more places, resulting from trauma. It produces an unstable ‘flail’ segment

Reference Entry.  39 words. 

Subjects: Medicine and Health

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