Tension hemothorax

Last revised by Dr Joachim Feger on 13 Oct 2021

A tension hemothorax refers to a hemothorax that exerts a considerable mass effect. It often results from massive intrathoracic hemorrhage and often causes ipsilateral lung compression and mediastinal displacement.

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