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Traumatic Pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Tamsir Rongpipi


Road traffic accident. Complaints of sharp pain in chest.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male

Right-sided pneumothorax with near complete collapse of the right lung. There is effacement of the right costophrenic angle with air-fluid interface indicating effusion/hemothorax.

Mild mediastinal shift to contralateral side indicating tension.

Subcutaneous emphysema in the right chest wall.

Case Discussion

The case presents traumatic pneumothorax due to blunt or penetrating injury.

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Case information

rID: 82557
Published: 1st Oct 2020
Last edited: 31st Oct 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Apollo Hospitals Unit International

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