From the case: Traumatic pneumothorax

X-ray
In the erect posi...
Erect projection
In the erect position the lung falls inferiorly and air is seen at the apex of the chest showing the familiar appearance of the lung edge parallel to but separated from the chest wall.
Modality: X-ray (Erect projection)

- “ Traumatic pneumothorax is caused by penetrating or blunt trauma to the chest and refers to a collection of air in the pleural space resulting in ...”

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  • Pneumothorax - “ Pneumothorax (PTX) (plural: pneumothoraces) refers to the presence of gas (air) in the pleural space. When this collection of gas is constantly en...”

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