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massive haemotorax

Nursel Türkmen, Bülent Eren, Şule Akköse Aydin
Aortic arch blunt injury has highly lethal nature. Because the physical examination findings are subtle, immediate medical evaluation is very important. The case was a 72-year-old woman. Massive haemorrhage in the left haemotorax, contusion area in the left lung and a traumatic transection of the distal aortic arch was observed during autopsy. We described intersting autopsy case of aortic arch blunt injury.
October 2013: Soudní Lékarství
J Siller, K Havlícek
BACKGROUND: Haemothorax is frequent consequence of blunt and penetrating thoracic trauma and is usually associated with pneumothorax. The occurence of haemothorax in blunt thoracic trauma patients is estimated between 25-75%. The reason of bleeding is impairment of intercostal arteries or lung parenchyma after trauma of the ribs. Uncontrolled bleeding is the main cause of the death. The article is focused on the treatment of this injury. MATERIAL AND METHODS: There were enrolled 238 patients with thoracic trauma, who were admitted into our department, into the study...
May 2009: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
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