Differential diagnosis of Pneumothorax

This article is to discuss ddx of  Pneumothorax, which is a very serious case .
Pneumothorax should be differentiated from the following disorders :

Causes of acute chest pain.
Causes of acute dyspnea.
• Differentiations between the pathological causes of pneumothorax.
• Differentiations between the aetiological causes of pneumothorax.
• DD of tension pneumothorax (chest pain + shock).

 Differential Diagnosis of chest pain + shock 

• Tension pneumothorax
• Massive pulmonary embolism
• Extensive myocardial infarction.
• Dissecting aortic aneurysm

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