Tension pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Sudden onset shortness of breath. Otherwise well.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a left sided pneumothorax, but there has been some mediastinal shift to the right indicating a developing tension pneumothorax.

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Case information

rID: 24132
Case created: 29th Jul 2013
Last edited: 30th Jun 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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