DANIEL SNIVELY, M.D.; HARRY SHUMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WILLIAM D. SNIVELY, M.D.
Spontaneous hemopneumothorax, judging by the number of case reports, is a rare condition. Hopkins, 1 reviewing the literature in 1937, found 46 cases reported since 1900. This entity apparently represents a spontaneous pneumothorax in which some unusual condition is present to give rise to bleeding into the pleural cavity. It must be distinguished from traumatic hemopneumothorax and from the effusion of bloodstained serum occasionally seen in malignant growths of the lung and pleura.
Our patient presented a classical example of spontaneous hemopneumothorax. Although a total of over 1400 cubic centimeters of blood was removed from his pleural cavity, he made
SNIVELY D, SHUMAN H, SNIVELY WD. SPONTANEOUS HEMOPNEUMOTHORAX; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;16:349–356. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-2-349
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(2):349-356.
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