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Pneumothorax treatment. Coloured chest X-ray of a an 69 year old man during pneumothorax treatment, showing extensive bilateral lung shadowing. Bones of the ribcage are seen. The darker lungs reveal widespread shadowing (lighter patches) but there is no longer obvious evidence of pneumothorax. Pneumothorax occurs when air enters the pleural cavity around the lungs & the lungs may collapse. The heart is at centre right (pink). Green ECG electrode leads attached to the chest monitor the patient's heartbeat. An endotracheal tube (top centre, green) is inserted into the windpipe. Lung shadowing may be associated with pneumonia.
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