Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr. M. Imran Khan

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Sudden onset right sided chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right sided pneumothorax is noted measuring 2.1 cm in right upper zone. Lungs are clear. Both CP angles are not included. Cardiomediastinal and hilar contours are normal.

Case Discussion

Pneumothorax is the identification of air within the pleural space. It can be divided into primary (no underlying lung disease), secondary  (has underlying lung disease) and iatrogenic/traumatic categories.

This patient presented with a spontaneous right sided pneumothorax. 

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Case information

rID: 65158
Published: 3rd Jan 2019
Last edited: 3rd Jan 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Shaukat khanum memorial cancer hospital and research center.

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