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J Trauma Inj. 2017 Dec;30(4):202-205. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2017.30.4.202
Choi YS , Kim SJ , Ryu SW , Kang SK .
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mokpo Hankook Hospital, Mokpo, Korea. innocent-blood@hanmail.net
Abstract

After blunt chest injuries, extrapleural hematoma may result in a collection of blood between the parietal pleura and the endothoracic fascia. Extrapleural hematoma is frequently misdiagnosed as hemothorax. Extrapleural fat sign, the inward displacement of strip of extrapleural fat on computed tomography, is typical radiological findings of extrapleural hematoma. We encountered a case of extrapleural hematoma with a presentation similar to hemothorax after blunt chest injury.

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