haemopneumothorax


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Related to haemopneumothorax: flail chest

he·mo·pneu·mo·tho·rax

(hē'mō-nū'mō-thō'raks)
Accumulation of air and blood in the pleural cavity.
Synonym(s): pneumohemothorax, haemopneumothorax.
[hemo- + G. pneuma, air, + thorax]

haemopneumothorax

The presence of both blood and air in the space between the two layers of PLEURA, the pleural cavity.
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He describes haemopneumothorax a rare life-threatening condition, with a significant increase in mortality if not recognised and treated in time.
After the procedure, a total amount of 100cc of blood was collected, associated to air exit contained in the left hemithorax, confirming in this way the diagnosis of traumatic haemopneumothorax.
Data was collected from all patients who were subjected to detailed history and respiratory system examination to ascertain fracture ribs, flail segment and haemopneumothorax. The lung contusion was assessed by the number of lobes involved.
TE has symptoms and findings emerging as catamenial pneumothorax, haemothorax, haemopneumothorax, haemoptysis, and pulmonary nodules.2
A 65-year-old, 50 kg male presented with haemopneumothorax with right-sided second to fifth rib fractures.
The chest X-ray confirmed bilateral multiple rib fractures and haemopneumothorax, with lung contusion.
The CT films confirmed a large left-sided tension pneumothorax with mediastinal shift, and a right-sided haemopneumothorax (Figure 1B).
The more life-threatening injuries are addressed first - such as haemopneumothorax, head injuries and spinal injuries.
Injury Patient 1 GSW abdomen Patient 2 MVA polytrauma Patient 3 Multiple precordial stab wounds Patient 4 Head injury following assault Patient 5 Stab abdomen with disembowelment Patient 6 Stab chest Patient 7 GSW right chest with haemopneumothorax Patient 8 MVA with head injury Patient 9 Fell from scaffolding Patient 10 MVA bilateral fractured femurs Patient 11 Stab wound to cubital fossa Patient 12 Stab wounds to neck Patient 13 Stab wounds to neck Patient 14 Stab wounds to neck Patient 15 MVA head injury RTS = Revised Trauma Score; GSW = gunshot wound; MVA = motor vehicle accident; NA = not applicable.