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Potentially life-threatening emergency
Hemothorax
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Potentially life-threatening emergency

Hemothorax

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Contributors: Mary Anne Morgan MD, Ryan R. Walsh MD, Joshua J. Jarvis MD, Alastair Moore MD
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Synopsis

A collection of blood in the pleural cavity differentiated from hemorrhagic effusion in that the hematocrit of a hemothorax is at least 50% that of blood. Generally related to chest wall trauma or thoracic instrumentation, hemothoraces can also result from malignancy, from spontaneous pneumothoraces, from vascular issues such as aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, embolisms, or dissections, and from a variety of uncommon diseases.

Codes

ICD10CM:
J94.2 – Hemothorax

SNOMEDCT:
31892009 – Hemothorax

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Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 10/08/2015
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Potentially life-threatening emergency
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Hemothorax : Chest pain, Pleural effusion, Dyspnea, Dullness to percussion, Decreased breath sounds
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