Pneumothorax: inspiratory and expiratory x-rays

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

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Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Large left pneumothorax, much more obvious on the expiratory projection. Mediastinal shift to suggest tension. No displaced rib fracture identified.

Case Discussion

Expiratory projections can make pneumothoraces much more obvious (although the pneumothorax in this case is easily visible on the inspiratory projection). 

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Case information

rID: 43302
Case created: 4th Mar 2016
Last edited: 5th Mar 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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