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Emerg Med J doi:10.1136/emermed-2012-202172
  • Images in emergency medicine

Right kidney passing into the intrathoracic space after blunt abdominal trauma

  1. 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
  • Received 14 November 2012
  • Revised 14 November 2012
  • Accepted 21 November 2012
  • Published Online First 22 December 2012

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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