Hydropneumothorax - биография, альбомы, песни, клипы

Hydropneumothorax implies presence of both air and fluid in the pleural space ( i.e. between two layers of pleura. An erect chest x-ray will show the air fluid level. The horizontal fluid level is usually well defined and extends across the whole length of hemithorax.

Causes

  • Iatrogenic: Introduction of air during pleural fluid aspiration in effusion.
  • Presence of gas forming organism.
  • Thoracic Trauma

Signs

This can be remembered by 4 'S'

  • Straight line dullness
  • Shifting dullness
  • Succussion splash
  • Sound of coin