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Tension Pneumothorax

O'Connor BMO - MedPix (2008)

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Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Tension Pneumothorax

History: Shortness of breath recently.

Findings: Single frontal view of the chest shows large left pneumothorax resulting in deviation of the trachea and mediastinum to the right.

Ddx: Tension pneumothorax Non-tension pneumothorax In considering etiologies for pneumothorax, include Spontaneous/idiopathic Traumatic, including barotrauma Underlying malignancy Infection, such as TB Ruptured bulla Catamenial (due to endometriosis involving the thoracic cavity) Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Dxhow: Portable chest film, pleural decompression and chest tube placement resolved condition.

Exam: Decreased breath sounds on auscultation of the left lung.

No MeSH data available.


Follow up PA view of the chest show no evidence of pneumothorax.  Linear opacities are present in a bibasilar distribution, likely representing atelectasis.  Bony thorax and visualized soft tissues are unremarkable.  Cardiac silhouette is normal.
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MPX2299_synpic45684: Follow up PA view of the chest show no evidence of pneumothorax. Linear opacities are present in a bibasilar distribution, likely representing atelectasis. Bony thorax and visualized soft tissues are unremarkable. Cardiac silhouette is normal.


Tension Pneumothorax

O'Connor BMO - MedPix (2008)

Follow up PA view of the chest show no evidence of pneumothorax.  Linear opacities are present in a bibasilar distribution, likely representing atelectasis.  Bony thorax and visualized soft tissues are unremarkable.  Cardiac silhouette is normal.
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MPX2299_synpic45684: Follow up PA view of the chest show no evidence of pneumothorax. Linear opacities are present in a bibasilar distribution, likely representing atelectasis. Bony thorax and visualized soft tissues are unremarkable. Cardiac silhouette is normal.

View Article: MedPix Image - MedPix Case

Affiliation: Naval Medical Center San Diego

ABSTRACT

Diagnosis: Tension Pneumothorax

History: Shortness of breath recently.

Findings: Single frontal view of the chest shows large left pneumothorax resulting in deviation of the trachea and mediastinum to the right.

Ddx: Tension pneumothorax Non-tension pneumothorax In considering etiologies for pneumothorax, include Spontaneous/idiopathic Traumatic, including barotrauma Underlying malignancy Infection, such as TB Ruptured bulla Catamenial (due to endometriosis involving the thoracic cavity) Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Dxhow: Portable chest film, pleural decompression and chest tube placement resolved condition.

Exam: Decreased breath sounds on auscultation of the left lung.

No MeSH data available.