Pneumothorax due to apical blebs - surgically treated
Recurrent left pneumothorax
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Left sided pneumothorax with small apical air-filled blebs on the second examination (arrows). Given the repeated episodes, surgical excision was undertaken with a line of surgical staples (arrows) traversing the left apex at the site of the previous blebs.
Recurrent (non-traumatic) pneumothorax in young people is often due to apical blebs that rupture spontaneously.