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All of the following are characteristic features of primary spontaneous pneumothorax Except? (AIIMS May 2011)



A Male gender
B Old age

C Tall stature
D History of smoking

Ans. B

Old age

Primary Spontaneous pneumothorax Features are:


1). No clinical evidence of preexisting lung disease

2). Rupture of apical subpleural blebs

3). Positive family history

4). History of smoking

5). Tall and thin individual

6). Young adults (10 to 30 years of age)

7). Male gender


Clinical features Symptoms:

1). There may be no symptoms Q (especially if fit young and small pneumothorax) or there may be sudden onset of dyspnoea Q and/or pleuritic chest pain Q.

2). Patients with asthma or COPD may present with a sudden deterioration

3). Mechanically ventilated patients may present with hypoxia or an increase in ventilation pressures.

Sign:

1). Decreased chest expansion on same side

2). Trachea shifted to other side

3). Reduce breath sound, VR, VF on same side

4). Hyperresonant on percussion on same side.

Managing a tension pneumothorax

Put drainage tube in 2nd intercostal space at midclavicular line. (AIIMS May 2014)

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