2. Hemothorax Causes

The most common cause of hemothorax is blunt force trauma to the chest resulting from a sudden, intense impact. This can result from a car accident or a hard fall. Less common causes include blood clotting defects, lung or pleural cancer, tuberculosis, lung tissue death, or complications of thoracic or cardiac surgery.

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