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Traumatic Hemothorax
Allen Heeger, DO
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Blood in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Angiographic Findings

                    • Ultrasonographic Findings

                      • Imaging Recommendations

                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                          PATHOLOGY

                          • General Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                  • Treatment

                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                    • Consider

                                      • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Marro A et al: Blunt chest trauma: classification and management. Emerg Radiol. 26(5):557-66, 2019
                                        2. Lichtenberger JP et al: Imaging of combat-related thoracic trauma - blunt trauma and blast lung injury. Mil Med. 183(3-4):e89-96, 2018
                                        3. Sridhar S et al: Imaging of blunt thoracic trauma. Semin Roentgenol. 51(3):203-14, 2016
                                        4. Durso AM et al: Penetrating thoracic injury. Radiol Clin North Am. 53(4):675-93, vii-viii, 2015
                                        5. Ho ML et al: Chest radiography in thoracic polytrauma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(3):599-612, 2009
                                        6. Kaewlai R et al: Multidetector CT of blunt thoracic trauma. Radiographics. 28(6):1555-70, 2008
                                        7. 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
                                        8. Skeete DA et al: Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator for complicated pleural effusions. J Trauma. 57(6):1178-83, 2004
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                                        References
                                        Tables

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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Blood in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Angiographic Findings

                                                          • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                            • Imaging Recommendations

                                                              DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                PATHOLOGY

                                                                • General Features

                                                                  • Microscopic Features

                                                                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                    • Presentation

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                          • Consider

                                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Marro A et al: Blunt chest trauma: classification and management. Emerg Radiol. 26(5):557-66, 2019
                                                                              2. Lichtenberger JP et al: Imaging of combat-related thoracic trauma - blunt trauma and blast lung injury. Mil Med. 183(3-4):e89-96, 2018
                                                                              3. Sridhar S et al: Imaging of blunt thoracic trauma. Semin Roentgenol. 51(3):203-14, 2016
                                                                              4. Durso AM et al: Penetrating thoracic injury. Radiol Clin North Am. 53(4):675-93, vii-viii, 2015
                                                                              5. Ho ML et al: Chest radiography in thoracic polytrauma. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(3):599-612, 2009
                                                                              6. Kaewlai R et al: Multidetector CT of blunt thoracic trauma. Radiographics. 28(6):1555-70, 2008
                                                                              7. 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
                                                                              8. Skeete DA et al: Intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator for complicated pleural effusions. J Trauma. 57(6):1178-83, 2004