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Spontaneous Hemothorax in a Patient of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy

Bishakha Swain

Keywords : Diaphragmatic fenestrations, hemoperitoneum, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, spontaneous hemothorax

Citation Information : Swain B. Spontaneous Hemothorax in a Patient of Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (4):386-388.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_111_22

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


Hemothorax is a condition characterized by the accumulation of blood within the pleural cavity. Most hemothoraces result from direct trauma, blood vessel rupture, tumor, or iatrogenic complication. Rarely, a hemothorax results from a medical condition such as pulmonary embolism or rupture of an aortic aneurysm. Here, we report an atypical case of hemothorax in a 24-year-old female following hemoperitoneum secondary to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy who had neither amenorrhea nor per vaginal bleeding. She underwent a laparotomy and was operated on for a ruptured right tubal ectopic. Hemothorax was diagnosed postoperatively - which had possibly developed through diaphragmatic fenestrations - and managed with a chest drain.

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