Spontaneous pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky


Dyspnea, chest pain, smoker.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

CT chest

Mild left pneumothorax.

Bilateral apical subpleural blebs.

Case Discussion

The clinical setting of recent chest pain and dyspnea in the presence of pneumothorax and pulmonary blebs is suggestive of spontaneous pneumothorax. They are asymptomatic small subpleural thin-walled air-containing spaces that are common in smokers and can spontaneously rupture resulting in spontaneous pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 62757
Published: 31st Aug 2018
Last edited: 16th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Dar El Ashaa Center

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