Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Mate Kover

Presentation

Dyspnea right-sided chest and right upper quadrant abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 80 years
Gender: Female
ultrasound

Ultrasound and x-ray examination was done. During the ultrasound examination, using M-mode, a normal seashore sign was found on the left side. On the right side, the abnormal barcode sign was found, and pneumothorax was diagnosed.

Case Discussion

Bedside ultrasound is a valuable tool in the diagnosis and follow-up of pneumothorax. A pleural drain was inserted.

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