haemothorax


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Related to haemothorax: chylothorax, Haemopneumothorax

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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It is important to visualize the diaphragm to determine the presence of a potential haemothorax. For the adequate evaluation of this window, it is necessary to move the transducer up or down along the patient's torso (Fig.
Other complications include intrapulmonary haemorrhage, haemoptysis and haemothorax (Manhire et al.
The patient then had a chest radiograph confirming a right-sided haemothorax. A chest drain was inserted in the fifth midaxillary rib space to drain the haemothorax.
Possible pleural complications included pleural effusion, pneumothorax, haemothorax, and empyema.
But during the operation an artery was punctured and she later died of a haemothorax - a condition that results from blood building up in the membranes surrounding the lungs.
The inquest was told a punctured artery was a known risk of pacemaker procedures but there had been a significant delay in discovering Mrs Brown was suffering from a haemothorax and that, if it had been discovered earlier, she would have had a greater chance of survival.
Holt shed three-and-a-half of his body's five litres when he suffered a potentially fatal and agonising haemothorax.
Scotland international Holt spent seven weeks in recovery earlier this season after he needed hospital treatment to drain two litres of blood from his chest following a haemothorax.
[8] A Haemothorax means that "a collection of blood [accumulates] within the chest cavity".
Meanwhile, Mark Davies, Durham's Billingham-born all-rounder, has been told to rest for a week after suffering a recurrence of the haemothorax which forced an operation last year.
Fracture of sternum seen in direct impact is the major cause for haemothorax and injuries to pericardium and heart.
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