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Massive idiopathic spontaneous haemothorax. Case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3078654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Haemothorax is a well-recognized sequela of chest trauma, ruptured aortic aneurysm, and inadvertent puncture of intrathoracic vessels during cannulation or intercostal chest drain insertions, as well as numerous intrapulmonary, pleural and mediastinal conditions. However, massive idiopathic haemothorax occurring in an otherwise healthy subject is, extremely rare, with only two cases reported so far. We add another case and review the scanty literature for identifiable aetiological and predisposing pathological factors. The pathogenesis is discussed and the management outlined, emphasising the diagnostic and therapeutic value of thoracoscopy.
W R Dimitri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-07     Completed Date:  1990-05-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Unit, St. Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Hemothorax / etiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Middle Aged

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