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  • blood
  • Bloody pleural fluid with a hematocrit or greater than or equal to 50 percent of the peripheral blood hematocrit is termed a hemothorax, however lower pleural fluid hematocrit of 25-50% can be seen with haemodilution in case of long-standing hemothorax. (endocrinologyadvisor.com)
  • As a result of the body's response to the presence of blood in the pleura, a small hemothorax may lead to a bloody pleural effusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the case of a small hemothorax, several hundred milliliters of blood can be hidden by the diaphragm and abdominal viscera. (wikipedia.org)
  • In supine patients, signs of hemothorax may also be subtle on radiographic film, because the blood will layer in the pleural space, and can be seen as a haziness in one half of the thorax relative to the other side. (wikipedia.org)
  • A hemothorax is managed by removing the source of bleeding and by draining the blood already in the thoracic cavity. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Thus, physician should be aware of the possibility of sudden-onset hemothorax in patients with NF1, and surgical intervention might play an important role to treat massive bleeding. (ersjournals.com)
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  • A subsequent contrast-enhanced CT scan of the chest revealed a probable pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) in the right lower lobe and a compressing organised haemothorax with significant mediastinal shift (fig 1A). (bmj.com)