Missed left pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones
X-ray

.

CT

.

Case Discussion

This young lad presented with pleuritic chest pain and a CTPA was requested.

There was no evidence of PTE, but it did reveal a small left apical pneumothorax.

The CXR performed the day before was visible in retrospect highlighting the importance of checking review areas and also reminding us that errors happen and we need to use them to learn lessons.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 6418
Case created: 21st Jun 2009
Last edited: 6th Nov 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.
Loadinganimation

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.