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CASE REPORT

Primary Spontaneous Haemopneumothorax: An Overlooked Emergency

Yasser Aljehani, Fahd Makhdom, Hessa Albuainain, Yasser El-Ghoniemy

Keywords : Primary spontaneous haemopneumothorax, Emergency, Thoracoctomy

Citation Information : Aljehani Y, Makhdom F, Albuainain H, El-Ghoniemy Y. Primary Spontaneous Haemopneumothorax: An Overlooked Emergency. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014; 56 (2):113-115.

DOI: 10.5005/ijcdas-56-2-113

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 28-06-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Abstract

Primary spontaneous haemopneumothorax (PSHP) is a rare condition. Potentially grave consequences do occur as a result of a failure to reach the diagnosis early. We report a case of a 17-year-old male who presented with a picture of PSHP but was later also found to have a component of haemothorax. He underwent thoracoscopy which was converted to thoracotomy. A torn vascular adhesion was the source of bleeding which was clipped and haemostasis was achieved.


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