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
Diagnosis and Tests
- Chest MRI (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- Chest Pain, Chronic (American Academy of Family Physicians) Available in Spanish
- Chest X Ray (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- Chest X-Ray (Chest Radiography) (Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology) Available in Spanish
- What is Bronchoscopy? (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- 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: Extralobar Sequestration Presenting as Sudden Chest Pain Due to Hemothorax.
- Article: Intraoperative Pneumothorax Presenting as Abdominal Distention.
- Article: Needle decompression of tension pneumothorax: Population-based epidemiologic approach to adequate...
- Chest Injuries and Disorders -- see more articles