Pneumothorax: inspiratory and expiratory x-rays

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Acute onset of shortness of breath.

Right pneumothorax, much clearer on the expiratory x-ray. 

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates that pneumothoraces are more conspicuous on expiratory than on inspiratory chest radiographs. 

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Case information

rID: 11799
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 27th Feb 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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