Rapid onset mediastinal hematoma due to vertebral fracture and review of relevant literature


Koksal V. , Coskun S., Coskun P. K.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.15, no.4, pp.187-189, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjem.2014.09.004
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-189

Abstract

Patients with vertebral fractures are frequently encountered and those with thoracic and lumbar spine fractures are likely to have associated injuries. Detection of a widened mediastinum after trauma is very nonspecific and most of the time it is related to aortic injury or mediastinal hematoma. Vertebral or sternal fractures can also be the cause of mediastinal hematoma with or without aortic injury.