Pneumothorax with mediastinal shift

Case contributed by Dr Sajoscha Sorrentino

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Patient Data

Age: 70-75 years
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

A large left sided pneumothorax is present with near complete collapse of the left lung. Mediastinal shift towards the right is present in keeping with tension (a medical emergency). 

Case Discussion

Tension pneumothorax is a life threatening condition requiring immediate treatment. 

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Case Information

rID: 15754
Case created: 6th Nov 2011
Last edited: 18th Oct 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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