Rib fracture with haemothorax - PA chest

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Rib fracture with haemothorax - PA chest

  • In the context of chest trauma with rib fractures a pleural effusion is likely to be a haemothorax

Rib fractures with complications - PA chest

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Rib fractures with complications - PA chest

  • In this case rib fracturing, which is barely visible, has been complicated by haemothorax and pneumothorax (haemopneumothorax)
  • There is also extensive surgical emphysema (asterisks)