Pneumothorax - large

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Sudden onset of shortness of breath. O/E: reduced breath sounds over left hemithorax.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Large left sided pneumothorax, with underlying lung collapse.

No mediastinal shift.

Right lung clear.

Case Discussion

A large pneumothorax, meriting pleural drain insertion.

The trachea and heart remain in the midline - so no evidence of tension.

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Case information

rID: 50386
Published: 3rd Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Tag: rdgh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
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