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Tension Pneumothorax: Identification and treatment

Tension pneumothorax is a life threatening condition that can occur with chest trauma and is more likely to happen with trauma involving an opening in the chest wall INJURY OVERVIEW A pneumothorax means air in the chest cavity. This occurs when air, either from the lungs or outside the body, enters the pleural space that

Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) Sign & Symptoms, diagnosis and management

Pneumothorax (collapsed lung) definition and facts A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest cavity (thoracic cavity) that causes the lung to collapse. Pneumothorax may occur on its own in the absence of underlying disease; this is termed spontaneous pneumothorax. Pneumothorax may also occur because of an injury or underlying lung disease. A small