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<Article>
<Journal>
<PublisherName>Trauma Research Center</PublisherName>
<JournalTitle>Bulletin of Emergency And Trauma</JournalTitle>
<Issn>2322-2522</Issn>
<Volume>5</Volume>
<Issue>3 JUL</Issue>
<PubDate>
<Year>2017</Year>
<Month>07</Month>
<Day>01</Day>
</PubDate>
</Journal>
<ArticleTitle>Severe Thoracic Trauma Due to an Intrathoracic Dislocation of a Fractured Humeral Head in an Aged Patient; A Case Report</ArticleTitle>
<FirstPage>368</FirstPage>
<LastPage>368</LastPage>
<Language>EN</Language>
<AuthorList>
<Author>
<FirstName>Holger</FirstName>
<LastName>Rupprecht</LastName>
<Affiliation>. Holger.Rupprecht@klinikum-fuerth.de</Affiliation>
</Author>
<Author>
<FirstName>Marius</FirstName>
<LastName>Ghidau</LastName>
</Author>
<Author>
<FirstName>Katharina</FirstName>
<LastName>Gaab</LastName>
</Author>
</AuthorList>
<History>
<PubDate>
<Year>2016</Year>
<Month>11</Month>
<Day>11</Day>
</PubDate>
<PubDate>
<Year>2017</Year>
<Month>04</Month>
<Day>01</Day>
</PubDate>
<PubDate>
<Year>2017</Year>
<Month>03</Month>
<Day>06</Day>
</PubDate>
</History>
<Abstract>Fracture and intrathoracic dislocation of the humeral head are extremely rare and often the result of a severe trauma. We herein report a case of humeral head fracture and dislocation with displacement into the chest cavity. A 75-year-old man fell down the stairs at home, landing on the right half of his body. Clinical impressive was a massive skin emphysema on the right hemithorax. A chest x-ray was performed. Conspicuous was a dubious opacity in the right subfield of the lung. The following CT-scan showed an additional fracture of the right scapula, a lung contusion and as “corpus delicti” a right intrathoracic dislocated humeral head fracture. The current case is extremely rare pattern of injury and the surgical emergency management is discussed. In most patients, a thoracotomy, which is related to a higher lethality and higher morbidity, can be avoided, if after stabilization a video assisted thoracoscopy is performed for revision of the pleural cavity and extraction of the humeral head.</Abstract>
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<Object>
<Param>Humeral head fracture</Param>
</Object>
<Object>
<Param>Intrathoracic dislocation</Param>
</Object>
<Object>
<Param>Thoracic trauma</Param>
</Object>
<Object>
<Param>Video assisted thoracoscopy</Param>
</Object>
<Object>
<Param>Shoulder endoprosthesis</Param>
</Object>
<Object>
<Param>Multiple rib fractures.</Param>
</Object>
</ObjectList>
</Article>
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