[Metachronous Bilateral Hemothorax Due to Reverse Chance Type Thoracic Fracture].
Kyobu Geka. 2017 Jun;70(6):418-421
Authors: Fukada T, Morita Okay, Ueki T, Hanaoka N
Metachronous bilateral hemothorax resulting from reverse Likelihood kind thoracic fracture could be very uncommon. On this case, we skilled a case of metachronous bilateral hemothorax, triggered by a thoracic fracture by which the anterior element of the backbone collapsed, so-called reverse Likelihood kind thoracic fracture. An 83-year-old girl with spinal kyphosis traumatically injured thoracic backbone burst fracture, and bone fragments appeared on each side of the destroyed vertebra. After damage, the left hemothorax additionally appeared, adopted by the correct hemothorax inflicting hemorrhagic shock. In thoracic harmful anterior fracture, we must always contemplate the potential for metachronous bilateral hemothorax.
PMID: 28595220 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]