Hemothorax due to rib fracture

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Car accident

Patient Data

Age: 35

CT shows  a right sided hemothorax related to fracture of 10th rib posteriorly. No evidence of a pneumothorax.

In the complementary abdominal slices, perirenal hematoma is displayed in the left kidney.

Case Discussion

Typical appearance of a unilateral hemothorax.

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Case information

rID: 38253
Published: 6th Jun 2017
Last edited: 6th Jun 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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