Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Abdulmajid Bawazeer

Presentation

The patient came complaining of sudden onset of left chest pain without a history of trauma or previous images.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
x_ray

The left hemithorax appears hyperlucent and shows a medial deviation of the visceral pleural edge, with no lung markings peripherally indicating collapsed left lung.

Annotated image

The yellow line outline the visceral pleura.
The blue line outline the parietal pleura.
The red arrows point to the collapsed left lung.

Case Discussion

As in our case, the patient came with left chest pain with low oxygen saturation, however, no history of trauma.

Primary causes are highly suggestive at this group age.

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