Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Assalamualaikum w.b.t..
Hello guys. I just wanna write what I've learned during my medical school. Sekarang pown tga medical school jgk.haha. poyo lah kau.. Hope some of U And I will be benefited from it.

In summary, we can differentiate between massive pleural effusion and lung collapse by physical examination and also by looking at the chest x-ray. Both can be seen by appearance of total white out in the chest x-ray. the different is when we look at the trachea.

 In massive PLEURAL EFFUSION, we will see that there is tracheal deviation move AWAY from the total white out lesion. Where as, in LUNG COLLAPSE we will see that the trachea will deviated TOWARD the lesion.

Chest X-ray in massive pleural effusion.

Chest X-ray in lung collapse~

So, it is very important to distinguish both of them at Emergency Department because the management will be different keyyy. So kne la cek btol2 psakit tue.haha.

Sekian la aku nak tulis. Psal aku keliru ritu so da tanye Doktor kate camni.haha. Sori la meraban jap.haha. Stay cooL~ Okey. Assalamualaikum..

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