GAMBARAN RADIOLOGIS PADA OCCULT PNEUMOTHORAKS

  • Putu Aditha Satya Putra
  • Nyoman Srie Laksminingsih

Abstract

Pneumothorax is a recognized cause of death in chest wall trauma. Radiological examination is the key factor to establish the existence of a pneumothorax. Occult pneumothorax is pneumothorax that undiagnosed clinically and with thoracic x-ray, but it can be tolerated while other more urgent trauma. Occult pneumothorax can be detected by CT (Computed tomography). Occult pneumothorax may progress to tension pneumothorax in certain circumstances. Missing in diagnosed pneumothorax will cause death. This literature will discuss radiological examination for diagnosing, early detection, and management of occult pneumothorax. If thoracic x-ray examination did not reveal the occult pneumothorax, it can be dangerous if existence of pneumothorax was not known. In this case, the examination of thoracic CT-Scan is gold standard for determining the presence of occult pneumothorax and can provide appropriate care.

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Author Biographies

Putu Aditha Satya Putra

Bagian/SMF Radiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana/Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat Sanglah Denpasar

Nyoman Srie Laksminingsih
Bagian/SMF Radiologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Udayana/Rumah Sakit Umum Pusat Sanglah Denpasar
How to Cite
SATYA PUTRA, Putu Aditha; LAKSMININGSIH, Nyoman Srie. GAMBARAN RADIOLOGIS PADA OCCULT PNEUMOTHORAKS. E-Jurnal Medika Udayana, [S.l.], p. 1-19, feb. 2013. ISSN 2303-1395. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/eum/article/view/4865>. Date accessed: 16 sep. 2021.

Keywords

Pneumothorax, occult pneumothorax, CT-Scan thorax