Complications observed during catheterization included arterial puncture, hematoma, arythmia, wrong insertion, pneumothorax and hemothorax
Major complications included 14 items, including death within 30 days as a direct result of the procedure, stroke within 30 days, infection requiring intravenous antibiotics or device removal, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and pneumothorax or hemothorax
Assess breathing and ventilation of the patient by auscultation, checking the need for drainage of hemothorax
Compressive atelectasis develops with any space-occupying lesion such as pneumothorax, hemothorax
, pleural effusion, or abdominal distention.
The diagnosis at admission was trauma with hemoperitoneum, hemothorax
, pelvic hematoma, splenic gastro-esophageal tear, left hip and vertebral fracture, with paraplegia.
The patient suffered a hemothorax
, was intubated, went to the ICU, and she died 4 days later.
Initial radiology studies included a chest x-ray showing no fractured ribs, fully expanded lung fields without evidence of pneumo or hemothorax
or contusion, and a mildly increased heart size.
After insertion of the Reveal Plus, the patient will be placed on telemetry monitoring, have a 12-lead ECG, and have a chest x-ray to rule out a pneumothorax or hemothorax
The blood fills his chest cavity, inducing hemothorax
, the liquid pressure squeezing down his heart and lungs.
A chest tap was performed and it revealed that RS had a hemothorax
with old, thickened blood surrounding his left lung.
After that, he lost toes on his remaining foot, and he had a problem with his chest wall--a hemothorax
, which is a collection of blood.