Apical pneumothorax

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Assaulted at pub. Sharp left upper back and shoulder tip pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

Left shoulder

There is an apical left sided pneumothorax.

No widening of the left AC joint when compared to the contralateral side.

No fracture of the left clavicle or glenohumeral joint identified.

No malalignment at the left glenohumeral joint.

No displaced rib fracture on the left identified within the field of view.

Case Discussion

Imaged thorax (e.g. for rib fractures, pneumothorax, consolidation) is a check area on shoulder x-rays. 

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Case information

rID: 28956
Published: 23rd Apr 2014
Last edited: 11th Jul 2020
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