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How is a pulmonary contusion treated?

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How is a pulmonary contusion treated?

There is no specific medication or treatment currently known to speed up the healing process of a lung contusion. Doctors typically recommend oxygen therapy to ease breathing. If you are unable to breathe on your own, they may put you on a ventilator to assist your lungs in breathing regularly.

pulmonary contusion

 damage to lung tissue as a result of a blunt (non-cutting/non-injuring) injury to the rib cage, from a road traffic accident, fall or other accident.

What characterizes the injury in a pulmonary contusion , are the following symptoms: accumulation of secretions in the respiratory tracts and difficulty in excreting them, lack of oxygen, decreased lung elasticity, bleeding within the lung tissue, decreased lung performance, and increased fluid penetration into the alveoli.


Symptoms of pulmonary bruising difficulty breathing, accelerated pulse of the heart , the feeling of lack of air, hypotension , and the emergence of bloody pus.


Asphyxia , respiratory failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and even death.


Diagnosis is clinical, and is based on the following supporting examinations: thoracic imaging and computed tomography (CT) scan of the rib cage.


Pulmonary contusion is treated with oxygen, pain relievers , respiratory physiotherapy and artificial respiration.

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