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Pneumothorax

A pneumothorax is an abnormal collection of air in the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. Symptoms typically include sudden onset of sharp, one-sided chest pain... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Pulmonology, thoracic surgery
  • Symptoms:  Chest pain, shortness of breath, tiredness
  • Usual onset:  Sudden
  • Causes:  Unknown, trauma
  • Risk factors:  COPD, tuberculosis, smog, smoking
  • Diagnostic method:  Chest X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan
  • Differential diagnosis:  Lung bullae, hemothorax
  • Prevention:  Smoking cessation
  • Treatment:  conservative, needle aspiration, chest tube, pleurodesis
  • Frequency:  20 per 100,000 per year
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