Spontaneous pneumothorax

Case contributed by Mr Andrew Murphy

Presentation

Sudden onset of right sided chest pain, sats of 85%

Patient Data

Age: 22
Gender: Male
X-ray

Large right sided pneumothorax. Collapse of all lobes, there is a slight shift to the left indicating minor tension. 

X-ray

30 minutes later

The second projection 30 minutes after shows a complete collapse of the right lung and a small collection of pleural fluid. 

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Case information

rID: 46492
Case created: 6th Jul 2016
Last edited: 6th Jul 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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