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Pneumothorax, Primary Spontaneous
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Pneumothorax (PTX)
              • Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP)
            • Definitions

              • PSP: Pneumothorax occurring without precipitating event in an otherwise healthy patient without obvious evidence of underlying lung disease

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                      • Reporting Tips

                                        Selected References

                                        1. Haynes D et al: Management of pneumothorax. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 31(6):769-80, 2010
                                        2. Noppen M: Spontaneous pneumothorax: epidemiology, pathophysiology and cause. Eur Respir Rev. 19(117):217-9, 2010
                                        3. Ha HI et al: Imaging of Marfan syndrome: multisystemic manifestations. Radiographics. 27(4):989-1004, 2007
                                        4. Adley BP et al: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: clinicopathologic findings and genetic alterations. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 130(12):1865-70, 2006
                                        5. Cardillo G et al: Videothoracoscopic talc poudrage in primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a single-institution experience in 861 cases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 131(2):322-8, 2006
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                                        KEY FACTS

                                        • Terminology

                                          • Imaging

                                            • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                              • Clinical Issues

                                                • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                  TERMINOLOGY

                                                  • Abbreviations

                                                    • Pneumothorax (PTX)
                                                    • Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP)
                                                  • Definitions

                                                    • PSP: Pneumothorax occurring without precipitating event in an otherwise healthy patient without obvious evidence of underlying lung disease

                                                  IMAGING

                                                  • General Features

                                                    • Radiographic Findings

                                                      • CT Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                • Presentation

                                                                  • Demographics

                                                                    • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                      • Treatment

                                                                        DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                        • Consider

                                                                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                            • Reporting Tips

                                                                              Selected References

                                                                              1. Haynes D et al: Management of pneumothorax. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 31(6):769-80, 2010
                                                                              2. Noppen M: Spontaneous pneumothorax: epidemiology, pathophysiology and cause. Eur Respir Rev. 19(117):217-9, 2010
                                                                              3. Ha HI et al: Imaging of Marfan syndrome: multisystemic manifestations. Radiographics. 27(4):989-1004, 2007
                                                                              4. Adley BP et al: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: clinicopathologic findings and genetic alterations. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 130(12):1865-70, 2006
                                                                              5. Cardillo G et al: Videothoracoscopic talc poudrage in primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a single-institution experience in 861 cases. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 131(2):322-8, 2006