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Description: This stock medical exhibit portrays a left pneumothorax with the placement of a chest tube in a series of illustrations. The first illustration shows an anterior view of a large left pneumothorax with a suspected occult rib fracture. The second illustration shows the placement of a thoracostomy tube in the pleural space to allow excess air in the pleural space to escape. The collapsed lung is allowed to re-expand.

Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015