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Girl's lung collapsed after screaming at One Direction

From BBC - October 13, 2017

A 16-year-old fan's 'lung collapsed' after she screamed too much at a One Direction concert, an emergency doctor told the BBC.

The girl became short of breath during the concert but continued cheering "because she was a super fan".

When she attended the hospital straight afterwards, they found air had leaked into three different anatomical spaces.

Published in the Journal of Emergency Medicine, it's the first time a case of this kind has been documented.

Dr J Mack Slaughter treated the girl, (who remains anonymous) at the Children's Medical Centre in Dallas: "Her oxygen levels were fine. She did not look like she was seriously ill," he said.

"But instead of breathing a normal 12-16 times a minute, she was breathing 22 times a minute. So we knew something was a little off by that."

In a physical exam, Dr Slaughter also noted she had crepitus, "a crunchy sound - like the sound Rice Krispies make - when you press on certain parts of the body."

This showed him that a "small amount of air had made its way out of the respiratory track into soft tissue."

"Never seen before"

He found a tear in the lung had caused air to escape in three places: between the lung and the chest wall, into the chest cavity and behind the pharynx.

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