Trapped Pneumothorax


  Chest x-ray showing the trapped pneumothorax  
  CT scan images verifying the trapped pneumothorax  

  Chest x-ray with ICD showing disappearance of Pneumothrax  

Right sided trapped pneumothorax

Adult, male, U.A.E national. Who sustained right sided acute chest pain with difficulty of breathing.

CXR, PA and Rt. lateral were inconclusive.

C.T. Scan chest showed a trapped air in the Rt. Hemithorax posteriorly. Due to pleural adhesions anteriorly, because of previous illness the air was not free in the pleural cavity.

It was pushing the lung forwards & medially with clear line of demarcation between it & the lung tissue. It was pneumothorax which was drained.