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Delayed tension pneumothorax complicating staphylococcal pneumonia.
  1. S. P. Yates,
  2. S. K. Morcos
  1. Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK.


    A case is described in which a tension pneumothorax complicated staphylococcal pneumonia 11 months after its onset. The delayed and subacute/chronic nature of the tension pneumothorax is unusual. The case also highlights the difficult differential diagnosis between subpleural lung cysts and encysted pneumothorax.

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