Hemopneumothorax is a medical problem where the lung is damaged and the chest fills up with air and blood. It is treated by opening the chest and putting in a chest drain. This can only be done by paramedics or doctors. A hemopneumothorax often happens after high speed crashes and penetrating chest wounds.
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- Brean, Henry P. (1957). "Traumatic Hemopneumothorax in the minor pulmonary fissure". ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1511829/?page=1. Retrieved 25 May 2012.