Published: 9 September 2014
Author(s): Enrique M. Baldessari, Maria J. Arceluz, Andres Mendez-Villarroel
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

A 40-year-old man presented with an eight day history of left-side pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. Chest examination revealed decreased air entry at the left lung. Chest X-ray examination revealed a large pneumothorax and a chest tube was successfully placed. Two hours after the procedure, auscultation revealed crackles over the left lung and oxygen saturation was 88% on room air. Chest radiography was repeated and showed a fully expanded left lung with alveolar-interstitial infiltrates.


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