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Pneumothorax

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AUTHORS:
Steven Lahti
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Distinguish spontaneous from traumatic pneumothorax.
  2. Distinguish primary from secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.
  3. Recognize tension pneumothorax as a clinical diagnosis and elicit physical exam findings consistent with tension pneumothorax.
  4. Understand the indications for emergent needle thoracostomy.
  5. Use imaging findings and clinical condition to direct care of patients with stable pneumothoraces.
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AccessMedicine > Case Files: Surgery 5e > Case 36 > Case
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AccessMedicine > Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 8e > Pneumothorax
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AccessMedicine > Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine, 2e > Basic Chest Radiography (CXR)
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