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Pneumothorax, Iatrogenic
Carol C. Wu, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Definitions

                • Accumulation of pleural air related to medical procedures or treatments
                • Outnumbers other causes of pneumothorax

              IMAGING

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Zhan C et al: Accidental iatrogenic pneumothorax in hospitalized patients. Med Care. 44(2):182-6, 2006
                                      2. Spillane RM et al: Radiographic aspects of pneumothorax. Am Fam Physician. 51(2):459-64, 1995
                                      3. Despars JA et al: Significance of iatrogenic pneumothoraces. Chest. 105(4):1147-50, 1994
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Pathology

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • Accumulation of pleural air related to medical procedures or treatments
                                                    • Outnumbers other causes of pneumothorax

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                              • Presentation

                                                                • Demographics

                                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                    • Treatment

                                                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                      • Consider

                                                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Zhan C et al: Accidental iatrogenic pneumothorax in hospitalized patients. Med Care. 44(2):182-6, 2006
                                                                          2. Spillane RM et al: Radiographic aspects of pneumothorax. Am Fam Physician. 51(2):459-64, 1995
                                                                          3. Despars JA et al: Significance of iatrogenic pneumothoraces. Chest. 105(4):1147-50, 1994