A Refresher on Pneumothorax

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Author: Emily Stanworth / Editor: Jessie Lynch / Codes: / Published: 15/05/2024

A 24-year-old navy diver is home on leave and develops acute onset chest pain and shortness of breath. She attends the Emergency Department (ED) and her x-ray shows a pneumothorax which is maximally 3 cm at the hilum. She is haemodynamically stable.

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