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Collapsed lung

Alternate Names : Air around the lung, Air outside the lung, Pneumothorax, Spontaneous pneumothorax


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Lungs
Lungs

The major features of the lungs include the bronchi, the bronchioles and the alveoli. The alveoli are the microscopic blood vessel-lined sacks in which oxygen and carbon dioxide gas are exchanged.

Aortic rupture, chest x-ray
Aortic rupture, chest x-ray

Aortic rupture (a tear in the aorta, which is the major artery coming from the heart) can be seen on a chest x-ray. In this case, it was caused by a traumatic perforation of the thoracic aorta. This is how the x-ray appears when the chest is full of blood (right-sided hemothorax) seen here as cloudiness on the left side of the picture.

Pneumothorax - chest x-ray
Pneumothorax - chest x-ray

Pneumothorax occurs when air leaks from inside of the lung to the space between the lung and the chest wall. The lung then collapses. The dark side of the chest (right side of the picture) is filled with air that is outside of the lung tissue.

Respiratory system
Respiratory system

Air is breathed in through the nasal passageways, travels through the trachea and bronchi to the lungs.

Chest tube insertion - series
Chest tube insertion - series

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Pneumothorax  - series
Pneumothorax - series

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