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Beware spontaneous bilateral pneumothorax.
  1. I G Kendall,
  2. D J Harborne,
  3. I Premswarup
  1. Accident & Emergency Department, Basingstoke District Hospital, Hampshire.


    A previously healthy young man presented to A&E with severe dyspnoea. The cause of his distress was bilateral spontaneous pneumothoraces. Prompt insertion of chest drains relieved his distress. This rare clinical entity should be considered in an individual with severe respiratory distress. Diagnosis is difficult on clinical examination alone.

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