In our case, the operation time was 130 min, including four rib fixations and hemothorax
There is no correlation between the size/number of lesions and either pneumothorax or hemothorax
, nor pain.
The diagnosis of perforated esophageal foreign body complicated by mediastinal abscess and aortic pseudoaneurysm resulting in massive hemothorax
Chest deflection was evaluated to estimate an injury risk probability of rib and sternum fractures and hemothorax
that were present in the CIREN case occupant.
Additionally, a patient had a delayed hemothorax
Pneumothorax, minor hemothorax
, multiple rib fractures, traumatic pulmonary lacerations, subcutaneous emphysema, pulmonary contusion, and intrapulmonary hematoma were detected on a thoracic computed tomography (Figure 1).
The severity of clinical signs depended on size, type and location of foreign bodies and duration of obstruction, presence or absence of a stricture or a wall perforation, pneumothorax, pleuritis, pneumomediastinum, hemothorax
and/or pyothorax (Gienella et al, 2009).
Small-bore pigtail chest tubes (Seldinger type) potentially carry a high risk for complications such as hemothorax
, pneumothorax, and pain.
Visualized disruption of the pericardium, ventricular herniation, and/or hemothorax
may be seen with pericardial injury/rupture.
Acute surgical complications include the following: pain, bleeding, pneumothorax, hemothorax
, cardiac perforation with or without pericardial effusion and tamponade (sometimes requiring urgent drainage).
In some cases membranes or irregular mobile segments may be seen, and these are referred to as "Plankton" sign, more often associated with hemothorax
Wounds that prevented adequate ventilation such as sucking chest wounds or hemothorax
required urgent surgical intervention.