Posttraumatic Hemothorax and Pneumothorax in a Patient on Oral Anticoagulant

Claudio Sorino, Alessandro Squizzato, Francesco Inzirillo, David Feller-Kopman

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A 58-year-old man on direct oral anticoagulant therapy for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation was involved in a motorcycle accident, resulting in thoracic and head trauma. He had severe acute respiratory failure and underwent endotracheal intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPleural Diseases
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Cases and Real-World Discussions
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323795418
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Anticoagulants
  • Chest tube
  • DOACs
  • Hemothorax
  • Pleural drainage systems
  • Pneumothorax
  • Reversal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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