27 year old female presents with 1 day of breathlessness that occurred spontaneously.
Describe and interpret this CXR
CHEST X-RAY INTERPRETATION
There is a right sided pneumothorax with collapse of the upper and lower lobes. Visualized lung parenchyma looks normal.
This is a
Most will resolve without intervention although in the context of symptomatic dyspnoea it is reasonable to consider treatment.
Needle (14–16 G) aspiration is as effective as large-bore (>20 F) chest drains and may be associated with reduced hospitalization and length of stay.