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What is a thoracic contusion? is it a pulled muscle

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what is a thoracic contusion? is it a pulled muscle
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Judy replied 11 years ago.
This is a bruise of the thorax or chest wall and possibly of the organs
within. Primarily the lungs and heart are in the thorax.
Usually if one of these is actually bruised, it is called a pulmonary
or cardiac contusion, rather than the more vague term "thoracic"
contusion. Is this someone who was in a car accident? If
you give me more details of the symptoms, I could be more precise
in my answer.