Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of pneumothorax?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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Other conditions to consider include the following:

  • Aspiration, bacterial, mycoplasmal, and viral pneumonia
  • Asthma
  • Costochondritis
  • Diaphragmatic injuries
  • Esophageal spasm
  • Foreign bodies, trachea
  • Mediastinitis
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pleurodynia
  • Pulmonary empyema and abscess
  • Tuberculosis

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