Pneumothorax due to rib fractures
55 year old woman toppled to the right side. She subsequently experienced thoracic tenderness and mild shortness of breath.
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The first taken x-rays in the ED reveals multiple, partial dislocated rib fractures and a pneumothorax on the right side.
After insertion of a thoracic drainage, felt necessary due to the multiple fractures, progressive shortness of breath and the presence of pleural space air, the pneumothorax has partially resolved.