Definitions

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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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Examples

  • A hemothorax is a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung.

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  • 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.

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  • However, potential complications include: bleeding infection puncture of the lung (pneumothorax or hemothorax) puncture of the gallbladder with subsequent bile leak

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Could be a pneumo/hemothorax, could be pneumonia, I have no idea.

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  • 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.

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  • "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)."

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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