Tension pneumothorax

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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30 year old female ICU patient with pneumonia and ARDS.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

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Case Discussion

This intubated patient developed a spontaneous tension pneumothorax, presumably related to high pressure ventilation.

The right CVC had been in situ for a number of days without incident.

A chest tube was inserted and the patient stabalised.

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Case Information

rID: 10970
Case created: 5th Oct 2010
Last edited: 21st Jul 2016
System: Chest
Tag: cxr
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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