Pneumothorax physical examination

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hamid Qazi, MD, BSc [2], Feham Tariq, MD [3]

Overview

Patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax usually appear normal. Physical examination of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax is usually remarkable normal. Patients with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax usually appear in distress. Physical examination of patients with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax is usually remarkable for dyspnea, chest pain, and neck vein distension. Patients with tension pneumothorax usually appear dyspnic and distressed. Physical examination of patients with tension pneumothorax is usually remarkable for tracheal deviation, decreased chest expansion, increased percussion note, decreased breath sounds, and neck veins distension.

Physical Examination

Important physical exam findings in a patient with pneumothorax include::[1][2]

Appearance of the Patient

  • Patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax usually appear normal.
  • Patients with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax usually appear in dyspnic and in distress.
  • Patients with tension pneumothorax usually appear distressed.

Vital Signs

Skin

  • Skin examination of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax is usually normal.

HEENT

  • HEENT examination of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax is usually normal.

Neck

Lungs

Heart

  • Cardiovascular examination of patients with pneumothorax is usually normal.

Abdomen

  • Abdominal examination of patients with pneumothorax is usually normal.

Back

  • Back examination of patients with pneumothorax is usually normal.

Genitourinary

  • Genitourinary examination of patients with pneumothorax is usually normal.

Neuromuscular

  • Neuromuscular examination of patients with pneumothorax is usually normal.

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References

  1. Sharma, Anita; Jindal, Parul (2008). "Principles of diagnosis and management of traumatic pneumothorax". Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock. 1 (1): 34. doi:10.4103/0974-2700.41789. ISSN 0974-2700.
  2. Henry M, Arnold T, Harvey J, Pleural Diseases Group, Standards of Care Committee, British Thoracic Society (2003). "BTS guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax". Thorax. 58 Suppl 2: ii39–52. PMC 1766020. PMID 12728149.



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