CXR Case 102

A 28 yo man presents with sudden onset left sided sharp chest pain.

P 85, RR 14, SpO2 on air 98%

CXR CASE 102 CXR LITFL

Describe and interpret this CXR

CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION

There is an apical left sided pneumothorax.

No evidence of parenchymal lung disease.


CLINICAL CORRELATION

This man needs reassurance to to be left well alone.

There is far greater chance of iatrogenesis with an attempted decompression 


TOP 150 CXR SERIES



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 |

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