• This paper presents a case of pneumoscrotum due to traumatic pneumothorax and discusses its clinical course, findings and treatment strategy with a review of the relevant literature. (biomedcentral.com)
  • If the pneumothorax occurs in both lungs or more than once in the same lung, surgery may be needed to prevent it from occurring again. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Pneumothorax is the collection of air or gas in the space inside the chest around the lungs. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The force of these different pressures can cause damage to the lungs, which may take the form of a pneumothorax. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Pneumothorax is a condition in which air collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. (medicalcityhospital.com)
  • In a pneumothorax a chest tube is placed between two ribs and into the chest cavity between the lungs and the chest wall. (mercyhealthsystem.org)
  • A pneumothorax may become life-threatening if the pressure in your chest prevents the lungs from getting enough oxygen into the blood. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • Coloured bronchography (X-ray) of the chest of a patient, showing expansion of the bronchi (airways of the lungs) after pneumothorax therapy. (sciencephoto.com)
  • A pneumothorax, also sometimes referred to as a collapsed lung or punctured lung, is defined as the presence of air or other gas in the chest between the outside of the lungs and the inside of the chest wall. (ada.com)
  • A pneumothorax usually occurs on one side of the chest, so most often leads to one of the lungs being affected. (ada.com)
  • A pneumothorax is a respiratory condition which literally means abnormal air in the chest cavity outside the lungs. (differencebetween.net)
  • A pneumothorax is a type of collapsed lung where air collects inside the chest cavity, between the lungs and the chest wall. (verywell.com)
  • A pneumothorax can be caused by air entering the chest from outside the body or from the lungs themselves. (verywell.com)
  • A pneumothorax or other air leak develops when the alveoli , the tiny air sacs in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged, burst. (verywell.com)
  • Babies have very fragile lungs, and many things can increase a baby's risk of pneumothorax or other air leaks. (verywell.com)
  • Pneumothorax most often occurs in newborns with stiff lungs, such as newborns with respiratory distress syndrome (see Respiratory Distress Syndrome ) or meconium aspiration syndrome (see Meconium Aspiration Syndrome ). (merckmanuals.com)
  • The control group included 254 lungs in 127 consecutive patients (mean age 57 years, range 20-85, 87 men, 40 women) who required CT and were free of pneumothorax. (biomedcentral.com)
  • If you have had a larger pneumothorax doctors may need to release some of the trapped air. (medic8.com)
  • Patients with a larger pneumothorax may have tachypnea and tachycardia. (lww.com)
  • If you have had a pneumothorax, you have a higher risk of developing another pneumothorax in the future. (medic8.com)
  • If you smoke, quitting smoking can reduce your risk of another pneumothorax. (adventisthealthcare.com)
  • But they are at increased risk of having another pneumothorax in the future. (vidanthealth.com)
  • Talc pleurodesis is the treatment of choice for recurring spontaneous pneumothorax because of its high success rate and absence of complications. (nih.gov)
  • Because U.S. medical centres will soon be highly motivated to reduce and eliminate iatrogenic pneumothoraces, they likely will turn to point-of-care ultrasound as, in multiple studies, ultrasound has been proven to do just that: ultrasound guidance during line placement prevents mechanical complications such as pneumothorax. (sonosite.com)
  • SonoSite will be offering hospitals the help and support they need to reduce their pneumothorax complications rates, including needle-guidance training and ultrasound machines with advanced needle visualisation capabilities. (sonosite.com)
  • Learn how to reduce and even eliminate pneumothorax complications during CVCs at this half-day Visual Medicine® workshop. (sonosite.com)
  • Although the risk of complications with these procedures is quite low, potential risks of dry needling include cardiac tamponade, hematoma, infection, nerve injury, and pneumothorax. (jaoa.org)
  • Diagnosis of pneumothorax needs radiographic confirmation, which has numerous drawbacks in emergency (time-consuming, poor sensitivity, irradiation) or even CT. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We describe two cases in which intraoperative transthoracic ultrasound rapidly established a diagnosis of pneumothorax and facilitated timely utilization of resources for definitive treatment. (asahq.org)
  • The chest X-ray showed a large left pneumothorax without a mediastinal shift (Figure 1 ). (hindawi.com)
  • Large left pneumothorax with the whole lung collapsed towards the hilum. (radiopaedia.org)
  • The left pneumothorax resolved, however there was a persistent air leak on the right and he was transferred to the local cardiothoracic unit where video assisted thoracostomy, pleurectomy and apical resection for bullous disease was performed with good result. (bmj.com)
  • If doctors suspect that a patient has suffered a pneumothorax, they will order a chest X-ray to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. (medic8.com)
  • Suspicion of a left-sided pneumothorax was high and it was confirmed by portable chest X-ray. (hindawi.com)
  • We report a case where a commonly used bedside confirmatory test gave false reassurance that the nasogastric tube was properly positioned, but a plain chest X-ray revealed a massive pneumothorax due to inadvertent intrapleural placement of the tube. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • After a pneumothorax is treated, doctors will repeat a chest x-ray to make sure the leak is healed and no new air has accumulated. (verywell.com)
  • Point-of-care chest X-ray revealed a large, right pneumothorax occupying 70% of the hemi-thorax. (springer.com)
  • The only prospective human trial studied 10 participants with spontaneous pneumothoraces of varying volumes treated with intermittent high-flow oxygen for between 9 and 38 h at a time (only detail of treatment duration given).3 The concentration of oxygen delivered was not measured but frequently observed to be around 33% at 8 l/min.4 Each patient had a daily chest x-ray from which the pneumothorax area was calculated. (bestbets.org)
  • I believe that a past history of spontaneous pneumothorax is considered a contraindication to scuba diving unless otherwise stated by a doctor with a specialist knowledge. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • This is a life-threatening situation and is one of the main reasons that a history of spontaneous pneumothorax is an absolute contra-indication to diving since most divers and dive boats are not prepared to provide first aid to a diver with pneumothorax. (scuba-doc.com)
  • Pneumothorax associated with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in AIDS: incidence and clinical characteristics. (bmj.com)
  • If you smoke, this will increase your risk of developing pneumothorax, so it is a good idea to give up. (medic8.com)
  • When examining these newborns, doctors may notice diminished sounds of air entering and leaving the lung on the side of the pneumothorax. (merckmanuals.com)
  • The treatment pathway will depend on the severity of the pneumothorax. (medic8.com)
  • Severity of the symptoms generally correlates to severity of the pneumothorax. (lww.com)