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    Pneumothorax Conditions

    Pneumothorax, What are the causes of pneumothorax? Primary spontaneous pneumothorax This means that the pneumothorax develops for no apparent reason in an oth...

    Pneumothorax Professional

    Pneumothorax, Pneumothoraces can be classified into [ 1 ] : Primary spontaneous pneumothorax: pneumothorax occurring in healthy people. Secondary pneumothorax...

    Rib Injuries Conditions

    Complications can occur if internal organs are damaged by the sharp end of a broken rib. Pneumothorax Pneumothorax occurs if the membrane around the lung is damaged . Air ente...

    Chest Pain Conditions

    See the separate leaflet called Pulmonary Embolism for more details on this medical emergency. Pneumothorax A pneumothorax is air that is trapped between a lung and the chest ...

    Birt-Hogg-Dubé Syndrome Professional

    Acrochordons are warty-like skin tags that may be found on the eyelids, neck, axilla and upper half of the trunk. [ 3 ] Presentation may also be with renal carcinoma, spontaneous pneumo...

    Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation Professional

    Prenatal regression and complete prenatal resolution may occur. [ 2 ] Most postnatally identified cases present in the newborn period with respiratory distress, which may be due to pulmonary hypop...

    Pleurisy Conditions

    A collapsed lung (pneumothorax) . Lung cancer . Inflammation associated with some forms of arthritis. If the inflammation of your pleura is caused by a more serious cause you ar...

    Emphysema Conditions

    Collapsed lung (pneumothorax) . A collapsed lung can be life-threatening in people who have severe emphysema, because the function of their lungs is already so compromised.

    Respiratory System History and Examination Professional

    A large pneumothorax or a tension pneumothorax can cause pulsus paradoxus. A tremor may indicate carbon dioxide retention.

    Mediastinoscopy Conditions

    Rarely, mediastinoscopy may cause a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or damage to the gullet (oesophagus). You should contact your doctor if you become unwell after a mediastinoscopy.

    Pleural Effusion Aspiration Professional

    Mechanical ventilation (increased likelihood of tension pneumothorax or bronchopleural fistula if the lung is punctured). Cutaneous disease over the proposed skin puncture site.

    Infant Respiratory Distress Syndrome Professional

    Differential diagnosis Other causes of respiratory distress in neonates: Pulmonary air leaks (eg, pneumothorax , interstitial emphysema, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium). In pr...

    Chest X-ray - Systematic Approach Professional

    Heart and mediastinum The heart and mediastinum are deviated away from a pleural effusion or a pneumothorax, especially if it is a tension pneumothorax and towards collapse...

    Respiratory Failure Conditions

    Asthma. Pneumothorax. Pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary hypertension. Cyanotic congenital heart disease.

    Trauma Assessment Professional

    What appears to be an airway problem, leading to intubation and ventilation, may turn out to be a pneumothorax or tension pneumothorax which will be exacerbated by intubation and ven...

    The Lungs and Respiratory Tract Conditions

    Some disorders of the respiratory tract, lung and chest Asthma Bornholm disease Bronchiectasis Cancer of the lung Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Cystic fibrosis ...

    Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformation Conditions

    Other possible complications include premature birth , recurrent pneumonia  (chest infections) and air that is trapped next to a lung ( pneumothorax ). There may be an increased ris...

    Cardiogenic Shock Professional

    Tension pneumothorax. Myocardial suppression due to bacteraemia or sepsis (although, strictly speaking, this may be defined as septic shock).

    Clavicle Fracture Professional

    Auscultate and percuss the lung fields to exclude a complicating pneumothorax. Perform a neurovascular examination of the upper limb on the affected side - examine the upper limb pulses; l...

    Pleural Biopsy Professional

    Post-procedure care Give simple analgesia for any pain and examine the chest to ensure there is no evidence of pneumothorax . Post-procedure CXR may be used if there is reason to su...

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