haemothorax


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haemothorax

he·mo·tho·rax

, pl. hemothoraces (hē'mō-thōr'aks, -ă-sēz)
Blood in the pleural cavity.
Synonym(s): haematothorax, haemothorax.

haemothorax

Blood in the normally potential space between the outer covering of the lung (visceral PLEURA) and the inner lining of the chest wall (parietal pleura). Haemothorax is the result of injury or disease. Unless the blood is removed and the bleeding stopped, adhesions tend to occur between the two layers, causing restriction in the free movement of the lung.
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The mediastinum was widened due to haemothorax, which was drained by chest tubes.
The sensitivity of the ultrasound for detecting pneumothorax and haemothorax is higher than that of X-rays.
Abnormal fluid collections in the pleural space may represent a haemothorax F Fields The lung fields are assessed for infiltrates that may suggest pulmonary contusion, haematoma, aspiration, etc.
Dr Seong Som Chuah reviewed the X-ray and ordered a full blood count as he was investigating the possibility further treatmentwas needed, but this test was not ordered urgently and staff were not told of any concern or suspicion of a haemothorax.
A check X-ray was advised after the procedure in all patients for confirming catheter position and to identify complications like pneumothorax and haemothorax.
Thoracic endometriosis syndrome is usually defined as presence of clinical thoracic involvement such as pneumothorax, catamenial chest pain, haemothorax and haemoptysis in relation with menstrual cycle but without any histologic evidence.
The most common associated injury was haemothorax or pneumothorax in 32 patients (34%), followed by brachial plexus injury in 15 (16%).
However, cough, haemoptysis, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium and haemothorax are the main acute complications of inhaling crack cocaine vapour and should be considered whenever present without an obvious history of trauma.
We describe two cases of massive-clotted haemothorax in cardiac surgery patients with haemodynamic and respiratory instability that were successfully diagnosed by lung ultrasound examination.
A massive haemothorax developed after the patient was heparinised for haemofiltration later that day.
Common complications include site pain, pneumothorax, vasovagal reaction, haemothorax, site haematoma and transient fever.
No patient studied presented complications inherent to the central catheter insertion procedure, such as haematomas, arrhythmias, haemothorax or pneumothorax.