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Failure of detection of pneumothorax on initial chest radiograph
  1. T P C Kane1,
  2. M C Nuttall1,
  3. R C Bowyer1,
  4. V Patel2
  1. 1Department of Surgery, St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, UK
  2. 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St Richard’s Hospital
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr M C Nuttall, 8 Senator Gardens, Fishbourne, Chichester PO19 3RL, UK;


Failure to detect a pneumothorax may have serious complications. A case of a pneumothorax, which may have been overlooked if thoracic computed tomography had not been performed, is discussed.

  • pneumothorax
  • radiography

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