fibrosis, alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency, spontaneous or traumatic esophageal rupture, Pneumocystis cariniipneumonia, lung abscess, and asthma
CT scan of the chest showing a pneumothorax on the patient's left side (right side on the image). A chest tube is in place
(small black mark on the right side of the image), the air-filledpleural cavity (black) and ribs(white) can be seen.
Theheart can be seen in the center.
It most commonly arises:
Following a penetrating chest wound
It may also be due to: