hemothorax

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hemothorax

[¦hē·mō′thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.
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CT scan of chest showed, pericardial effusion and bilateral haemothorax with left lung lower lobe contusion (Figure-1)
It is important to visualize the diaphragm to determine the presence of a potential haemothorax.
Other complications include intrapulmonary haemorrhage, haemoptysis and haemothorax (Manhire et al.
The chest drain was removed on day 6 after the patient had intramedullary nailing of his femoral fracture, and after the haemothorax had resolved.
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.
The posterior approach moves the point of entry higher up in the neck thus increasing the length of vein for cannulation and also avoiding the dangers of pneumothorax and haemothorax.