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A 52-year-old female non-smoker presented to emergency department with progressive dyspnoea in recent days. A chest radiograph showed marked right-sided hyperlucency. Several linear structures over right lung along with trachea and mediastinum were deviated to the left side (figure 1). The diagnosis of tension pneumothorax was made, and an 8 French pigtail was inserted. However, the collapsed lung did not expand. A chest CT showed one giant bulla leading to right lung collapse without pneumothorax (figure …
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