Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Sarmad Aslam

Presentation

Acute shortness of breath on a background of COPD.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Large left pneumothorax. Slight mediastinal shift towards the right. Right lung appears clear.

Case Discussion

An emphysematous lung can result in bullous formation which are prone to rupture and pneumothorax, as is possible in this case.

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