ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pneumonia presenting with contra-lateral primary spontaneous pneumothorax
Kuthan Kavaklı, Hasan Çaylak, Orhan Yücel, Ersin Sapmaz, Sedat Gürkök
Gülhane Askeri Tıp Akademisi, Göğüs Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.2958
Chest X-ray is the firstline diagnostic tool to diagnose pulmonary diseases. Chest X-rays are usually interpreted by the treating physicians. It is important to examine the X-rays as a whole to avoid any missing of the concomitant pathologies. In this article, we present an 18-year-old male case of pneumonia in the right lower lobe and parapneumonic pleural effusion presenting with contralateral pneumothorax.
Keywords : Pleural effusion; pneumonia; pneumothorax
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