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Pneumothorax (Medicine practical examination)

History · Sudden onset or rapidly progressive dyspnoea. · Ipsilateral acute pleuritic pain – the pain is either sharp or a steady ache. · A small pneumothorax may be asymptomatic. · Obtain history of recent pleural aspiration or insertion of subclavian line, recent surgery to head and neck, abdominal procedures using bowel or peritoneal distension. …

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