Spontaneous pneumothorax due to ruptured apical bullae/blebs

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Sudden severe breathlessness and right-sided pleuritic chest pain

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

Loculated pneumothorax due to pleural adhesions.  Apical lung bullae or blebs that predispose to spontaneous pneiumothorax.  These blebs are not on the background of bullous emphysema.

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Case information

rID: 19792
Case created: 12th Oct 2012
Last edited: 7th Feb 2016
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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