Bilateral pneumothoraces

Case contributed by Dr Hani Salam

Presentation

Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Bilateral pneumothoraces

On the right side is more obvious to start with. On the left side, however, an apical pleural line is seen, which is progressively more conspicuous on subsequent CXRs (6 hours and 9 hours follow-up).

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Case information

rID: 12353
Published: 13th Nov 2010
Last edited: 16th Apr 2019
System: Chest
Tag: lung, pleura
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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