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A 25 year old man presents with left sided pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea of sudden onset, soon after exercise.

His medical history is completely unremarkable.

He regularly engages in sports, and smokes a couple of cigarettes every day.

Select Relevant Investigations
Chest X-Ray

Performed

There is a large left-sided pneumothorax, with tracheal deviation to the right.
D-Dimers

Performed

D-Dimers are not elevated.
ECG

Performed

The ECG shows sinus tachycardia with no ischemic changes.
CT Pulmonary Angiography

Performed

The CT Pulmonary Angiogram appears normal.

Select Relevant Management
Oxygen Stat
Needle Thoracocentesis
Antibiotics
Thrombolysis