A patient presented with shortness of breath and chest pain after falling from a height and trauma over the chest region.
Chest Xray shows the following features.What can be the most probable diagnosis?
A. Pleural Effusion
B. Normal X ray
D. Subcutaneous Emphysema
Chest Xray in the image shows:
- Visible pleural edge (green arrow)
- Lung markings not visible beyond this edge.
- Left sided rib fracture (yellow arrow)
- The trachea and mediastinal structures are not displaced so there is no ‘tension’.
Probable diagnosis is Left sided Pneumothorax due to rib fracture.