Spontaneous pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe

Presentation

Chest pain. Sent in by family doctor.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Left sided pneumothorax with a pleural line clearly visible without lung markings beyond. No mediastinal shift to suggest tension. 

Case Discussion

The incidence and pathogenesis of spontaneous pneumothorax in children is still unknown. 

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Case information

rID: 41333
Published: 13th Dec 2015
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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