hemothorax


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hemothorax

[¦hē·mō′thȯr‚aks]
(medicine)
Accumulation of blood in the pleural cavity.
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Intralobar sequestration: a rare cause of severe hemothorax.
Hemothorax and pulmonary contusions were common, as were thoracic spinal fractures, sternal, and clavicular fractures.
Others were less sure that the hemothorax was treatable with surgery--the blood had been present for quite some time and may have permanently affected his left lung.
3 percent) and traumatic pneumothorax or hemothorax occurs in 17.
The procedure serves as a marker for a significant pneumothorax (collapsed lung), hemothorax (blood in the chest activity), or empyema, and therefore as a market for severity and complexity of care.
Adverse events resulting in death reported in the postmarketing setting with Lumizyme treatment included cardiorespiratory arrest, respiratory failure, hemothorax, pneumothorax, cardiac failure, sepsis, aortic dissection, cerebrovascular accident, and skin necrosis.
Rare but life-threatening complications include hematoma formation enough to compromise airway, hemorrhage with or without hemothorax, cerebrovascular accidents from thromboembolism, Horner's syndrome, pseudoaneurysm or arteriovenous fistula formation, arterial occlusion, and even death (2, 3, 7).
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4) The most serious complications of pulmonary AVMs are potentially fatal hemoptysis or hemothorax (in up to 10% of patients).
4) LSIs include airway/ventilatory support, tourniquet or compression of accessible hemorrhage, and decompression of intrathoracic tension physiology, be it tension pneumothorax, massive hemothorax, or a combination of both.
Major complications of excimer laser assisted lead extraction system are cardiac tamponade, tricuspid laceration, pneumothorax, subclavian vein laceration with massive hemothorax, and transient blood pressure drop prompting surgical exploration (7,8).
In the case of pulmonary flooding and hemothorax airway management is the first priority followed by postural drainage with attention towards positioning the affected lung down.