In this article, we will discuss about the Clinical features of Pneumothorax. So, let’s get started.
Chest pain ( Pain is sharp, pleuritic, and is localized to the same side of pneumothorax)
Fullness of intercoastal spaces
Decreased chest wall movement
Hyper-resonant percussion note
Decreased breath sounds, vocal fremitus, and vocal resonance in closed and tension pneumothorax. s
Increased vocal fremitus, vocal resonance, presence of whispering pectoriloquy (on development of large bronchopleural fistula), and amphoric bronchial breathing.
Accumulation of fluid or pus in the pleural cavity in case ocharacterized by f an associated infection (open pneumothorax or pneumothorax due to tuberculosis) along with physical signs of horizontal shifting level of dullness and succussion splash, and additionally there is signs of toxemia
Recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax occurs with emphysema due to the rupture of bullae occurring on the same side.