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An Unusual Case of Primary Spontaneous Tension Pneumothorax in a Jamaican Female

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2013.301
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274–7

 ABSTRACT

Spontaneous pneumothorax is a well-recognized entity with a classical presentation of acute onset chest pain and shortness of breath. It may be complicated by the development of a tension pneumothorax or a haemopneumothorax. We report an interesting case of a spontaneous tension haemopneumothorax which presented atypically and was diagnosed on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. The clinical and pathophysiological characteristics and treatment of this unusual entity is discussed.

Accepted: 
11 Dec, 2013
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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2014
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