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A portentous wobble: a newly reported symptom of spontaneous pneumothorax
  1. Graham Johnson,
  2. Manjeet Riyat,
  3. Andrew Tabner,
  4. Daniel Boden
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Derby, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Graham Johnson, Royal Derby Hospital, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 3NE, UK; Graham.johnson4{at}

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Spontaneous pneumothorax is a problem well known to EDs with an incidence of approximately 37 per 100 000.1 Although classically associated with sharp, pleuritic, unilateral chest pain and dyspnoea, these symptoms are sometimes relatively minor and presentation can be delayed, with some patients presenting several days after symptom onset. Examination may not detect …

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