The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.
Chest injuries and disorders include
- ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids (11/29/2016, HealthDay)
Diagnosis and Tests
- Chest X-Ray (Chest Radiography) (Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology) Also in Spanish
- What Is a Chest X Ray? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- What is Bronchoscopy? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- What Is Chest MRI? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation: MedlinePlus Health Topic (National Library of Medicine) Also in Spanish
- What Is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon? (Society of Thoracic Surgeons)
Health Check Tools
- Chest Injury (DSHI Systems)
Journal ArticlesReferences and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. Pneumorrhachis, Pneumothorax, and Subcutaneous Emphysema.
- Article: Risk of Stroke in Patients With Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Nationwide,...
- Article: Bronchial Artery Pseudoaneurysm With Major Hemorrhage After Bronchial Thermoplasty.
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