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Pneumothorax, Traumatic
Terrance Healey, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Pneumothorax (PTX)
            • Definitions

              • Air in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Natural History & Prognosis

                            • Treatment

                              DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                              • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                Selected References

                                1. Sharma A et al: Principles of diagnosis and management of traumatic pneumothorax. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 1(1):34-41, 2008
                                2. Sangster GP et al: Blunt traumatic injuries of the lung parenchyma, pleura, thoracic wall, and intrathoracic airways: multidetector computer tomography imaging findings. Emerg Radiol. 14(5):297-310, 2007
                                3. Tocino IM et al: Distribution of pneumothorax in the supine and semirecumbent critically ill adult. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 144(5):901-5, 1985
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                                KEY FACTS

                                • Terminology

                                  • Imaging

                                    • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                      • Clinical Issues

                                        • Diagnostic Checklist

                                          TERMINOLOGY

                                          • Abbreviations

                                            • Pneumothorax (PTX)
                                          • Definitions

                                            • Air in pleural space following blunt or penetrating trauma

                                          IMAGING

                                          • General Features

                                            • Radiographic Findings

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                    PATHOLOGY

                                                    • General Features

                                                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                      • Presentation

                                                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                          • Treatment

                                                            DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                            • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                              Selected References

                                                              1. Sharma A et al: Principles of diagnosis and management of traumatic pneumothorax. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 1(1):34-41, 2008
                                                              2. Sangster GP et al: Blunt traumatic injuries of the lung parenchyma, pleura, thoracic wall, and intrathoracic airways: multidetector computer tomography imaging findings. Emerg Radiol. 14(5):297-310, 2007
                                                              3. Tocino IM et al: Distribution of pneumothorax in the supine and semirecumbent critically ill adult. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 144(5):901-5, 1985