Pneumothorax: inspiratory and expiratory x-rays

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe



Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male

Large left pneumothorax, much more obvious on the expiratory projection. Mediastinal shift to suggest tension. No displaced rib fracture identified.

Case Discussion

Expiratory projections can make pneumothoraces much more obvious (although the pneumothorax in this case is easily visible on the inspiratory projection). 

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Case information

rID: 43302
Published: 5th Mar 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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