Hydropneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Ana Brusic

Presentation

Shortness of breath post pleural aspiration

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Moderate left hydropneumothorax following pleural aspiration. No contralateral cardiomediastinal shift, unlikely to be under tension. Hyperinflated right lung (flattened hemidiaphragm), emphysema versus chronic asthma.

Case Discussion

Iatrogenic simple (i.e. not under tension) hydropneumothorax post drainage of large left pleural effusion. 

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Case information

rID: 60560
Published: 25th May 2018
Last edited: 25th May 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Austin Health

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