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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

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Illustration of the thorax
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  1. Chest Injuries and Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity. Chest injuries and disorders include Heart diseases Lung diseases and collapsed lung Pleural disorders Esophagus disorders Broken ribs Thoracic aortic ...
  2. Collapsed Lung (National Library of Medicine)  
    A collapsed lung happens when air enters the pleural space, the area between the lung and the chest wall. If it is a total collapse, it is called pneumothorax. If only part of the lung is affected, ...
  3. Pleural Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural ... like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common ...
  4. Air around the lung; Air outside the lung; Pneumothorax; Spontaneous pneumothorax ... Collapsed lung can be caused by an injury to the lung. Injuries can include gunshot or knife wound ...
  5. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Primary spontaneous pneumothorax On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed November 2012 What is primary spontaneous pneumothorax? Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is an abnormal accumulation of ...
  6. A collapsed lung, or pneumothorax, occurs when all or part of a lung collapses or caves inward. This occurs when air gets in the area ...
  7. Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... NHLBI on Twitter. What Are Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders? Pleurisy (PLUR-ih-se) is a condition in ... conditions can cause pleurisy, including viral infections. Other Pleural Disorders Pneumothorax Air or gas can build up in ...
  8. What Causes Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... NHLBI on Twitter. What Causes Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders? Pleurisy Many conditions can cause pleurisy. Viral infections ... Sometimes the cause of pleurisy isn't known. Pneumothorax A lung disease or an acute lung injury ...
  9. ... the Signs and Symptoms of Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders Pleurisy The main symptom of pleurisy is sharp ... breathing Coughing Fever and chills Unexplained weight loss Pneumothorax The symptoms of a pneumothorax include: Sudden, sharp ...
  10. How Are Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders Diagnosed? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    ... NHLBI on Twitter. How Are Pleurisy and Other Pleural Disorders Diagnosed? Your doctor will diagnose pleurisy or another pleural disorder based on your medical history, a physical exam, ...
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