Week 209: Case 5

1. Presented by Fred Askin, M.D. and prepared by Dengfeng Cao, M.D. Ph.D.

Patient is a 50 year old male with a history of sarcoidosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He presented to the emergency with the chief complaint of shortness of breath and was found to have right-sided pneumothorax. Treatment with a chest tube was unsatisfactory because of persistent air leak and the patient underwent removal of apical blebs and bulla and pleurodesis.