Pnemothorax

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Pnemothorax:confused:

Am currently studding radiology and I came a cross a question "If a Pt has postrama pnemo, what are the chances that the pt will encounter the same illness in the future" I cant find a good source anything that states that a pt will or not..

Can someone help please and please type the source so I can take it to school.

Thanks

Todd SPN

319 Posts

What is the cause of the pneumothorax?

Neo

7 Posts

:chuckle

WOW

HMMMMM

This is a medical site and u dont know what is the cause of pheumothorax?

To answer your question pheumothorax ,is caused mostly by trauma!

(It most commonly results from rupture of a subplural bulla, either as a complication of emphysema or as a spontaneous event in an otherwise healthy young adult.)

Now to answe my own question and maybe help someone else.

Postramatic pheumothorax you usually get it from trauma, (no sh**).

SO the answer to my question is "NO"

And spantenious pheumothorax is "yes"

spantenious pheumothorax = May cause the pt to experience dyspnea.

I hope u know what dyspnea is !! IF not u need to go back to school or ..

Well thanks to all whom tried to help.

Todd SPN

319 Posts

When I asked what caused the pneumothorax, I wanted to make sure it was trama and not pneumonia. Since you abbrievated it to "pneumo," you see how it could be taken as either one. I didn't want to assume it was one or the other and send you to class with the wrong information that would make you look like the arse you are.

neneRN, BSN, RN

642 Posts

Specializes in Emergency, Trauma. Has 8 years experience.

Speaking of going back to school, Neo, you might want to edit all the typos in your post! Couldn't resist.....

PilotJim68

145 Posts

Originally posted by Neo

:chuckle

WOW

HMMMMM

This is a medical site and u dont know what is the cause of pheumothorax?

To answer your question pheumothorax ,is caused mostly by trauma!

(It most commonly results from rupture of a subplural bulla, either as a complication of emphysema or as a spontaneous event in an otherwise healthy young adult.)

Now to answe my own question and maybe help someone else.

Postramatic pheumothorax you usually get it from trauma, (no sh**).

SO the answer to my question is "NO"

And spantenious pheumothorax is "yes"

spantenious pheumothorax = May cause the pt to experience dyspnea.

I hope u know what dyspnea is !! IF not u need to go back to school or ..

Well thanks to all whom tried to help.

HUH???? This is a difficult post to follow....I agree with nene :eek:

Rapheal

814 Posts

This is a medical site? lol, my bad.

Neo

7 Posts

LOL

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Neo

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my bad.

passing thru

655 Posts

interesting question Neo. I wish I knew the answer, but I don't.

I've seen a few patients - perfectly healthy ones- come into the hospital with spontaneous pneumo thoraxes. I always thought it was kinda scary to be walking around one day and be in the hospital the next with a S.Pneumo****

.

But, I have had patients tell me they had no infection-accident- nothing. And most are in their 20's and 30's.

And, I've seen the emphysema patients with them...but thats another story...We know what is going on with them.

I never thought to ask the dr. what caused the S.Pneumo in the young and healthy pt.s, and didn't ask what the odds are of one happening again (to the same pt.)

The docs will be happy to explain it to you. Especially ER, pulmonary, and cardiology docs.

Your first sentence made perfect sense to me...post tramatic...

I think you will have to ask a doc.

Hang in here.....

Some days on here are like life....some are rough....

:)

Neo

7 Posts

Thaks.."passing thru"

Yes, i can get the answer from the Dr, but the Dr from the Rad dep, was the one that wanted me to find the answe and the resource.

Well i got it and thanks for taking the time to write.

Neo

7 Posts

There I go again with the spelling issues!!!

The truth is that I don't look at my keys when am typing so I usually "FAT finger" my text.

I apologize to whom ever have to read my typos, but if you can understand what am trying to come across; then it would be easy to overlook my typos..

Thanks again ..."passing thru."

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