Hemopneumothorax

Hemopneumothorax (or, less commonly, pneumohemothorax) is a term given when there is concurrent presence of a hemothorax and well as a pneumothorax. It is a variant of a hydropneumothorax

Epidemiology

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

Pathology

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

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Article information

rID: 24371
System: Chest, Trauma
Section: Gamuts
Tag: trauma
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pneumohaematothoraces
  • Pneumohaematothorax
  • Haematopneumothorax
  • Haematopneumothoraces
  • Pneumohaemothoraces
  • Pneumohaemothorax
  • Haemopneumothoraces
  • Hemopneumothorax
  • Hemopneumothoraces

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: secondary to gunshot injury
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  • Case 2: plain radiograph only
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