Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period

Harikrishna M. Doshi, Stuart Robinson, Tony Chalhoub, Stuart Jack, Alan Denison, George Gibson

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Abstract

Nontraumatic hemothorax is a rare cause of postpartum respiratory distress. We present a case of massive spontaneous hemothorax, which presented during the immediate postpartum period and was initially treated as pulmonary embolism. Further investigation revealed a tiny lung nodule: although pulmonary arteriovenous malformation was considered, the imaging appearances tended to counter this interpretation. Eventually, in the absence of another cause for spontaneous hemothorax, on either clinical or imaging grounds, we diagnosed spontaneous arteriovenous malformation. Its management is discussed herein.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2009

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Hemothorax
Postpartum Period
Arteriovenous Malformations
Lung
Pulmonary Embolism

Keywords

  • Arteriovenous malformations/complications
  • Diagnosis/differential
  • Hemoptysis/etiology
  • Hemothorax/radiography/therapy
  • Pregnancy complications, cardiovascular
  • Rupture, spontaneous

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Doshi, H. M., Robinson, S., Chalhoub, T., Jack, S., Denison, A., & Gibson, G. (2009). Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period. Texas Heart Institute Journal, 36(3), 247-249.

Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period. / Doshi, Harikrishna M.; Robinson, Stuart; Chalhoub, Tony; Jack, Stuart; Denison, Alan; Gibson, George.

In: Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, 20.07.2009, p. 247-249.

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Doshi, HM, Robinson, S, Chalhoub, T, Jack, S, Denison, A & Gibson, G 2009, 'Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period', Texas Heart Institute Journal, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 247-249.
Doshi HM, Robinson S, Chalhoub T, Jack S, Denison A, Gibson G. Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period. Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2009 Jul 20;36(3):247-249.
Doshi, Harikrishna M. ; Robinson, Stuart ; Chalhoub, Tony ; Jack, Stuart ; Denison, Alan ; Gibson, George. / Massive spontaneous hemothorax during the immediate postpartum period. In: Texas Heart Institute Journal. 2009 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 247-249.
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