Spontaneous pneumothorax

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis certain


Chest pain. Sent in by family doctor.

Patient Data

Age: 17 years
Gender: Male

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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