Contusion to the Lung Underlying Cause
A pulmonary contusion causes swelling and bleeding into the lung tissue. The collection of blood can prevent oxygen from passing into the bloodstream. Pulmonary contusions are caused by severe chest injuries: forceful blows or a crush injuries. Pulmonary contusion may occur with multiple rib fractures or a sternum fracture.
Causes of pulmonary contusion include:
- Sports injuries
- Occupational injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Blast injuries
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