Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2020, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (2): 142-146.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2020.200019

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Severe COVID-19 Complicated with Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Case Report

Ruibing Lyu, MDa, Xin Li, MDa,*()   

  1. a Department of PCCM, CR & WISCO General Hospital, Wuhan University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, 430080, Hubei, China
  • Received:2020-03-30 Accepted:2020-04-09 Online:2020-06-30 Published:2020-04-23
  • Contact: Xin Li, MD,


This case report describes a patient with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concomitated with spontaneous pneumothorax, along with retrospective analysis of effective diagnosis and treatment. The case shows how chest radiography and computed tomography can play an important role in diagnosing and providing useful information for clinical management. The patient’s outcome and prognosis was related to his clinical management. In particular, early comprehensive treatment was certainly key to reducing complications and mortality in severe novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Key words: COVID-19; Spontaneous pneumothorax; CT scan; Diagnosis; Treatment.