Failure of detection of pneumothorax on initial chest radiograph

Emerg Med J. 2002 Sep;19(5):468-9. doi: 10.1136/emj.19.5.468.


Failure to detect a pneumothorax may have serious complications. A case of a pneumothorax, which may have been overlooked if thoracic computed tomography had not been performed, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pneumothorax / diagnostic imaging*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed