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Hemothorax after chest tube insertion for pneumothorax as a complication of clopidogrel

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Hemorrhagic complications are recognized when anti-platelet agents are used during or after surgical procedures. We present a 69-year-old male patient who developed hemothorax after chest tube insertion for pneumothorax as a complication of clopidogrel and aspirin following ischemic heart disease. Hemothorax associated clopidogrel has rarely been reported and this is the first academic publication of this complication type following chest tube insertion shortly after the cessation of clopidogrel. Our case demonstrates the possibility of hemothorax when chest tube insertion is indicated under such conditions.
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