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Air or blood: Pneumothorax is an accumulation of air outside your lung but inside your chest/ribcage. Hemothorax is an accumulation of blood outside your lung but inside your chest/ribcage. Both may be commonly described as "collapsed lung" because the air and/or blood in this space displaces your lung and prevents complete expansion of your lung. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Major organ damage: A hemothorax is when bleeding occurs in the chest cavity collapsing the lung. This suggests significant injury to lung, heart, or major vessels in chest cavity. A pneumothorax can be severe and life threatening as well but can occur with very little trauma to the lung. It is easily managed with a chest tube. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chest pain: Hemothorax and tension pneumothorax will both present with chest pain and shortness of breath. Both can also present with severely low blood pressure. However, this can depend on the amount of blood lost in a hemothorax. Both are considered surgical emergencies and need to be treated. ...Read more
What is in the chest: Tension pneumothorax occurs when air under pressure fills the space around the lung. This can compress the heart and impede blood from entering the heart. Hemothorax occurs when blood is filling the space around the lungs. You can have both air and blood in your chest. Both conditions can be dangerous and require management by a physician. ...Read more
My husband had a lung biopsy done and it resulted in hemothorax he was put on a ventilator for two days and remains hospitalized is the hospital responsible for bills of overstay ?
Keep positive: As noted, pneumothorax and hemothorax known potential complications of lung biopsy. Lung biopsy is often performed on "unhealthy" lung tissue. There is no way to guarantee a "perfect outcome". It sounds as if he is very sick. Our best wishes go to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What clinical signs and symptoms would indicate pneumothorax and hemorrhage for a patient with chest tube?
Unsure question: If you already have a chest tube, hemorrhage would generally be indicated by the amount of blood draining to collection system (i.e. Pleuravac). Active air-leak would also be indicated by collection system. Additionally, airleak and/or inadequate drainage may cause subq air. Persistent pneumothorax with chest tube in place would generally be confirmed with a chest x-ray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trauma: The most common cause of hemothorax is either blunt (e.G automobile accidents, falls, assault), or penetrating trauma to the chest (knife, gunshot, stabbed by a unicorn or gored by a rhinoceros). Rarely, hemothorax occurs when vessels in the chest are injured in the course of chest surgery or less invasive procedures done to drain fluid from, or biopsy something, in the chest. ...Read more
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