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What are tests for pneumothorax?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chest X-ray

Chest x-ray.

In brief: Chest X-ray

Chest x-ray.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cxr

Symptoms may include chest and shoulder discomfort along with shortness of breath.
Exam may demonstrate dimished breath sounds on the side of collapse. Diagnosis is usually made on chest xray. Occasionally, a very small pneumo is picked up on ct.

In brief: Cxr

Symptoms may include chest and shoulder discomfort along with shortness of breath.
Exam may demonstrate dimished breath sounds on the side of collapse. Diagnosis is usually made on chest xray. Occasionally, a very small pneumo is picked up on ct.
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Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Examination

The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope).
Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.

In brief: Examination

The first line of diagnosis for large pneumothorax is a good history and physical examination (stethoscope).
Most smaller pneumothoraces can be diagnosed with good 2 view chest x-ray series. Occasionally, a ct-scan may be necessary.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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