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What things affect the chances of getting hemothorax?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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