PHILIP N. JONES; ROY S. BIGHAM JR.
Spontaneous or idiopathic hemopneumothorax is thought to be an unusual and rare occurrence. A review of the literature discloses that there have been about 120 cases recorded. Pitt and Rolleston are usually given credit for publishing the first two comprehensive case reports in 1901.1 Each author independently reported a case of fatal spontaneous hemopneumothorax. Hartzell in 1942 collected 40 cases and added four of his own.1 Eidinger and Rubin in 1952 reviewed the literature and found 56 additional cases and added three of their own.2 In addition to these 103 cases there have been some 17 cases reported in the
JONES PN, BIGHAM RS. SPONTANEOUS HEMOPNEUMOTHORAX—WITH REFERENCE TO THE USE OF STREPTOKINASE AND STREPTODORNASE1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:907–914. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-907
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