TITLE

Spontaneous hemothorax caused by metastasis of a rib tumour

AUTHOR(S)
Che-Kim Tan; Kuo-Chin Wu; Reng-Hong Wu; Yu-Hui Lui
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/11/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 6, p679
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on spontaneous hemothorax and its pathology. It states that trauma is the most common cause of hemothorax. Spontaneous hemothorax resulted from a primary or metastatic neoplasm, aortic dissection, coagulation disorders, endometriosis and pulmonary infarction. Hemothorax caused by the break of a metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma is quite rare. Its treatment include tube thoracotomy, surgical hemostasis, transcatherer arterial embolization and percutaneous ethanol injection. However, the author adds that in their case, most patients die as a result of uncontrollable hemorrhage.
ACCESSION #
31175449

 

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