Pediatric Pneumothorax Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Andres Carrion, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

The evaluation of patients presenting with a spontaneous pneumothorax should always include the investigation of potential causes such as use of inhaled drugs, foreign body aspiration, infections, underlying asthma, and connective-tissue diseases.

Differential Diagnoses

  • physical abuse or non-accidental trauma