Early evacuation of clotted blood in hemothorax using thoracoscopy

Case reports

Mary Mancini, Lou Smith, Alex Nein, Kennan J. Buechter

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Abstract

Hemothorax complicated by clotting of the blood is traditionally treated with thoracotomy. Successful treatment using early thoracoscopy in two patients is described. A third patient, in whom thorascopic evacuation failed, is also discussed. Early timing of the procedure appears to enhance the opportunity for adequate drainage of the thorax with lung re-expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Hemothorax
Thoracoscopy
Blood Coagulation
Thoracotomy
Drainage
Thorax
Lung
Therapeutics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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Early evacuation of clotted blood in hemothorax using thoracoscopy : Case reports. / Mancini, Mary; Smith, Lou; Nein, Alex; Buechter, Kennan J.

In: Journal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.1993, p. 144-147.

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