Tension hemothorax

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

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rID: 65121
System: Trauma, Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tension haemothoraces
  • Tension hemothoraces
  • Tension hemothorax

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