Tension pneumothorax: neonate

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Acute desaturation.

Patient Data

Age: Neonate

X-rays demonstrate a tension pneumothorax with eventration of the diaphragm and mediastinal shift towards the right. 

Case Discussion

These images are from Dr. Paula Brill's excellent pediatric radiology collection. 

Dr. Brill is a professor in the department of radiology (pediatric section) at Weill Cornell.

This case was donated to Radiopaedia.org by Radswiki.net

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Case information

rID: 11801
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 5th Jan 2017
Systems: Chest, Paediatrics
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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