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42 Possible Causes for Hiccup, Pneumothorax on Chest X-Ray

  • Pneumonia

    Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is frequent in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients. In the specific case of patients treated with Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support (VA-ECMO), VAP treatment failures (VAP-TF) have been incompletely investigated. To investigate the risk factors of[…][]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    Hiccups, a benign and self-limited condition, can become persistent or intractable with overlooked underlying etiology.[] Following thrombectomy, balloon angioplasty, and stent, the patient recovered well without additional episodes of hiccups.[] CASE REPORT We report a case of intractable hiccups in a 51-year-old male with cocaine related myocardial infarction (MI) before and after stent placement.[]

  • Pneumothorax

    Diagnosis of pneumothorax A chest x-ray is used to diagnose a pneumothorax, though a CT scan is sometimes used.[] Some spontaneous pneumothoraces are associated with forced inspiratory manoeuvres such as hiccuping or the completion of functional tests of total lung capacity or peak inspiratory[] A chest x-ray should be ordered early in the evaluation of a patient with a suspected pneumothorax.[]

  • Pericarditis

    In cases where symptoms are present, they may include: chest pain light-headedness cough shortness of breath hiccups Possible causes of chronic effusive pericarditis include[]

  • Pulmonary Infarction

    These tests are as follows: Chest X-ray (may show other causes for shortness of breath like heart failure or a pneumothorax ) Electrocardiogram (ECC, EKG - tachycardia and[] […] of blood) severe dyspnea (shortness of breath) fever chest pain ( most typically, a pleurisy -like pain (chest pain that occurs when drawing a breath) (rarely) persistent hiccups[]

  • Perforated Viscus

    […] and surgical emphysema - In this Chest X-Ray we can identify a left sided pneumothorax - there is absence of lung markings in the periphery and we can also see a shadow which[] Plain radiograph Chest radiograph An erect chest x-ray is probably the most sensitive plain radiograph for the detection of free intraperitoneal gas.[] X-ray, which is performed for other reasons, e.g. suspicion for pneumonia, suspicion for pneumothorax, or other intra-thoracic abnormalities.[]

  • Thoracentesis

    Risks may include any of the following: Bleeding Infection Pneumothorax Respiratory distress A chest x-ray is commonly done after the procedure to detect possible complications[] .  Coagulation disorder  Active skin infection  Atelectasis  Only one functioning lung  Emphysema  Severe cough or hiccups  6.  Explain the purpose, risks/benefits[] Postprocedurally, studies indicate that routine chest X-ray is unwarranted, because bedside ultrasound can identify pneumothorax.[]

  • Diaphragmatic Rupture

    Chest X-ray showed a left diaphragmatic elevation.[] Chest x-ray demonstrating a left-sided cavity with air-fluid level or loculated pneumothorax requires further investigation in patients with a past history of multi-trauma[] The systematic review of literature confirmed chest x ray findings of bowel loops in the left hemithorax [ 12 , 13 ], abundant hydropneumothorax [ 21 ], elevation of the left[]

  • Iatrogenic Pneumothorax

    After invasive procedures such as this, a chest X-ray should be requested, specifically to check for a pneumothorax.[] Some spontaneous pneumothoraces are associated with forced inspiratory manoeuvres such as hiccuping or the completion of functional tests of total lung capacity or peak inspiratory[] Chest X-ray revealed an 5-mm collapse of the right lung apex.[]

  • Acute Mediastinitis

    Imaging By chest X-ray (CXR); may be normal early, followed by evidence of mediastinal and subcutaneous air.[] Management Aggressive and early with antibiotics; fluid resuscitation; chest tubes for pneumothorax or effusions; thoracotomy and surgical repair.[]

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