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Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

Acute shortness breath and right sided pleuritic chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Female
X-ray

Small right sided pneumothorax.  The lung edge is clearly identified with absent lung markings peripheral to the lung edge.

Right lung clear.

Case Discussion

A textbook example of a pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 56429
Published: 1st Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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