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Hemothorax
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Blood in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                Selected References

                                1. Mirka H et al: Multidetector computed tomography of chest trauma: indications, technique and interpretation. Insights Imaging. 3(5):433-49, 2012
                                2. Kaewlai R et al: Multidetector CT of blunt thoracic trauma. Radiographics. 28(6):1555-70, 2008
                                3. Sangster GP et al: Blunt traumatic injuries of the lung parenchyma, pleura, thoracic wall, and intrathoracic airways: multidetector computer tomography imaging findings. Emerg Radiol. 14(5):297-310, 2007
                                4. Skeete DA et al: Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator for complicated pleural effusions. J Trauma. 57(6):1178-83, 2004
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        TERMINOLOGY

                                        • Definitions

                                          • Blood in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

                                        IMAGING

                                        • General Features

                                          • Radiographic Findings

                                            • CT Findings

                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      • Microscopic Features

                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                        • Presentation

                                                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                            • Treatment

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Mirka H et al: Multidetector computed tomography of chest trauma: indications, technique and interpretation. Insights Imaging. 3(5):433-49, 2012
                                                              2. Kaewlai R et al: Multidetector CT of blunt thoracic trauma. Radiographics. 28(6):1555-70, 2008
                                                              3. Sangster GP et al: Blunt traumatic injuries of the lung parenchyma, pleura, thoracic wall, and intrathoracic airways: multidetector computer tomography imaging findings. Emerg Radiol. 14(5):297-310, 2007
                                                              4. Skeete DA et al: Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator for complicated pleural effusions. J Trauma. 57(6):1178-83, 2004