Haemopneumothorax is a term given when there is concurrent presence of a haemothorax and well as a pneumothorax. It is a variant of a hydropneumothorax


Approximately 5% of patients with pneumothorax will have concomitant haemothorax 6 .


It is typically seen in the setting of trauma (traumatic haemopneumothorax) but can rarely occur in non-traumatic situations including:

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rID: 24371
System: Chest, Trauma
Section: Gamuts
Tag: trauma
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Haemopneumothoraces
  • Hemopneumothorax
  • Hemopneumothoraces

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