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- n. A condition resulting from accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An effusion of blood into the cavity of the pleura.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hematothorax.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity (the space between the lungs and the walls of the chest)
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A hemothorax is a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung.
One case reported to the FDA was of a U.S. patient who in July suffered a serious hemothorax, or blood buildup between the chest wall and lungs.
However, potential complications include: bleeding infection puncture of the lung (pneumothorax or hemothorax) puncture of the gallbladder with subsequent bile leak
The other casualties included an old woman with a GSW to the L chest who had a large L sided hemothorax with 800cc of bloody drainage.
Monro speaks of a gentleman who was wounded in a duel, and who had all the symptoms of hemothorax; his condition was immediately relieved by the evacuation of a considerable quantity of bloody matter with the urine.
Could be a pneumo/hemothorax, could be pneumonia, I have no idea.
Mannie de Freitas, Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele said that Schoss sustained the following injuries in the collision: traumatic amputation of right leg above knee, traumatic amputation of right arm in shoulder joint, kidney failure, right hemothorax and a head injury.
"Other reported Wii-associated injuries have included traumatic hemothorax (from a fall while playing), dislocations, and head injuries (from being struck accidentally by a gaming partner)."
Loss of lung sounds in one or both lungs are a sign of pneumothorax, hemothorax, tension pneumothorax, and malposition of the endotracheal tube in one of the main stem bronchi.
Pneumothorax and hemothorax both might receive tube thoracotomy as an emergency intervention, but, while much of the presentation is similar, I need to know which it is before knowing if the tube, for example, should be inserted in the second / third versus fifth / sixth intercostal space.