Hemothorax

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Presentation

Direct blow on right costal region

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
CT

CT chest

Small high attenuation right-sided pleural effusion, suggestive of a hemothorax secondary to fractures of the posterior arch of the right 8th and 9th ribs. 

Case Discussion

This case shows hemothorax secondary to blunt trauma.

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Case information

rID: 34229
Published: 17th Feb 2015
Last edited: 11th Jul 2020
System: Trauma, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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