haemothorax


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Related to haemothorax: chylothorax, Haemopneumothorax

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.

haemothorax

a collection of blood in the pleural cavity around the lung(s).
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Lung ultrasound demonstrated an extensive echogenic mass with unclear borders, compressing the left (first case) and the right (second case) aerated lung, consistent with extensive thrombosis of the haemothorax (Figure 1A and B).
Abdominal ultrasonography was not diagnostic (no correct test) in five patients with critical abdominal disorders (thrombosis of superior mesenteric artery with gut ischaemia/infarction in cardiogenic shock supported with intra-aortic balloon pump; haemothorax was interpreted as chronic fluid using echo in a patient with liver cirrhosis; thrombosis of the superior mesenteric artery with gut ischemia/infarction in a patient with septic shock of unknown origin; intra-abdominal haemorrhage after endoscopic papillotomy in a septic patient with acute cholangitis; acute necrotising pancreatitis in distributive shock).
The Norwich City star has been struck down by a rare condition called a haemothorax - - a build-upof blood in the cavity between the lungs and the ribs.
There were also isolated incidences of pneumothorax, haemothorax and lost guidewires.
The clinical impression was that of a large right haemothorax and a possibly left tension pneumothorax.
The catheter transduced normally and pneumothorax and haemothorax were ruled out clinically.
A total of 1086 central venous catheters were inserted during this period--complicated by nine pneumothoraces and one haemothorax.
Postoperatively, despite blood product transfusion he continued to bleed and was taken back to the operating theatre where a haemothorax was evacuated and the chest was packed.
A sudden episode of severe hypoxaemia was caused by a right-sided haemothorax requiring insertion of a second chest drain tube.