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Right kidney passing into the intrathoracic space after blunt abdominal trauma
  1. Ryota Inokuchi1,
  2. Katsuhiko Hashimoto1,
  3. Hiroko Kobayashi2,
  4. Tokiya Ishida1,
  5. Akinori Matsumoto1,
  6. Yoshibumi Kumada1,
  7. Hideyuki Yokoyama1,
  8. Megumi Okada1,
  9. Fumihito Ito1,
  10. Itaru Saito1,
  11. Kazuaki Shinohara1
  1. 1Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Ohta Nishinouchi Hospital, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan
  2. 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Ohta Nishinouchi Hospital, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ryota Inokuchi, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Ohta Nishinouchi Hospital, 2-5-20 Nishinouchi, Koriyama, Fukushima 963-8558, Japan; inokuchir-icu{at}h.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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The patient was a 67-year-old man who showed right massive haemothorax after being run over by a low-speed vehicle. In the ambulance, his Glasgow Coma Scale score was 15/15 (eyes: 4; verbal: 5; motor: 6) and he was able to speak. However, he went into cardiopulmonary arrest during transportation. On admission to our hospital 40 min after arrest, right massive haemothorax was detected. The …

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