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Background: Pneumothorax can be an important diagnosis in patient presenting with sudden onset shortness of breath. Timely diagnosis can be confirmed by a radiograph. Aim: This review is an attempt to make a systematic and highly informative algorithm to read and analyse a radiograph in patient with pneumothorax. Methods: Authors have combined thei...

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... clue: crepitus in the muscle planes overlying the surgical emphysema. The most obvious finding in this Chest X ray in figure 4 is a horizontal fluid which is because of simultaneous presence of fluid and air in the thoracic cavity outside the pleura. The hyperlucency is situated lateral to the margin of the collapsed lung (outlined by the visceral pleura). ...