Tension pneumothorax

Case contributed by Ana Brusic


Sudden onset shortness of breath while playing football

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Large right pneumothorax with evidence of tension - mediastinal shift to the left and slight hyperexpansion of the right hemithorax.



Post insertion of a right pleural pigtail catheter - ongoing right pneumothorax with resolution of tension. 

Case Discussion

Right tension pneumothorax. Tension relieved following insertion of a pigtail pleural catheter. 

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