Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Muhammad Imran Khan

Presentation

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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