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Pneumothorax with torsion of the right upper lobe
  1. R Mathew,
  2. R S Maroju
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, UK
  1. Dr R Mathew, Department of Emergency Medicine, Basildon University Hospital, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, UK; rgmathew{at}hotmail.com

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The lobes of the lung are held in place by negative intrapleural pressure. In the presence of a large pneumothorax this support is removed and the upper lobe bronchus can bend under the weight of the lobe, resulting …

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  • Competing interests: None declared.

  • Contributors: RM and RSM had the idea for the article. RM wrote the paper and conducted the literature search. RSM revised the manuscript and is the guarantor.

  • Patient consent: Obtained.

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