Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

Spontaneous

Overview

A college student with chest discomfort. Can you handle this well-known condition successfully?


  1. Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: Clinical Findings
  2. Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: Imaging
  3. Insertion of a Chest Drain: Anatomical Location
  4. Needle Aspiration
  5. Pleurodesis
  6. Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax (PSP)
  7. Surgical Management of Pneumothorax
  8. Tension Pneumothorax
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