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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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