Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Case Report Volume 1 Issue 4

Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax Secondary to Rupture Bullae

Nurhusna A, Diong NC, Benedict D, Narasimman Sathiamurthy*

Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

*Corresponding Author: Narasimman Sathiamurthy, Thoracic Unit, Department of Surgery, Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Received: March 14, 2020; Published: April 10, 2020



  Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a rare entity. It is a sub-category of hemothorax which involves the accumulation of blood in the pleural space in the absence of trauma or other cause. Patient may present with rapid deterioration of symptoms and lead to life threatening condition due to haemorrhagic shock. Late recognition and intervention may increase the mortality rate. Urgent measure of resuscitation and decision of surgery to stop the bleeding need to be performed to save the patient. Surgery should be considered early in managing this patient to reduce the mortality and morbidity that is due to uncontrol bleeding and also inadequate drainage by the chest drain. In current years, the use of video assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) in managing acute cases has less postoperative complications and reduced hospital stay compared with thoracotomy.

Keywords: Spontaneous Hemothorax; Uniportal VATSs



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Citation: Narasimman Sathiamurthy., et al. “Spontaneous Hemopneumothorax Secondary to Rupture Bullae”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.4 (2020): 09-12.


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