Missed left pneumothorax

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones




Case Discussion

This young lad presented with pleuritic chest pain and a CTPA was requested.

There was no evidence of PTE, but it did reveal a small left apical pneumothorax.

The CXR performed the day before was visible in retrospect highlighting the importance of checking review areas and also reminding us that errors happen and we need to use them to learn lessons.

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Case information

rID: 6418
Published: 21st Jun 2009
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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