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A previously healthy, tall, and slender 19-yearoldwoman has the sudden onset of right-sided chest pain followed by progressive dyspnea. Ten hours later, an x-ray of the chest shows a collapsed right lung and air in the right pleural space. Which of the following is the most likely underlying condition?

(A) Bronchiectasis
(B) Lung abscess
(C) Panacinar emphysema
(D) Pulmonary sequestration
(E) Subpleural blebs
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The answer is most likely E. Rupture of subpleural blebs. It is usually of sudden onset and occurs mostly in tall slim persons.
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I don't know about the tall/slim part, but the only one that casuses nething acute on that list is E.
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I don't know about the tall/slim part, but the only one that casuses nething acute on that list is E.
Just remember that Marfanoid (tall/slim) habitus is a risk factor for pneumothorax
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yes u're ryte. the answer is E. thank u for the explanations!
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