CXR Case 102
A 28 yo man presents with sudden onset left sided sharp chest pain.
P 85, RR 14, SpO2 on air 98%
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There is an apical left sided pneumothorax.
No evidence of parenchymal lung disease.
This man needs reassurance to to be left well alone.
There is far greater chance of iatrogenesis with an attempted decompression
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Prof Fraser Brims Curtin Medical School, acute and respiratory medicine specialist, immediate care in sport doc, ex-Royal Navy, academic| Top 100 CXR | Google Scholar | ICIS Course ANZ