From the case: Tension pneumothorax


Chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ A tension pneumothorax is a true medical emergency, with the difference between life and death sometimes only being a matter of minutes.  ”

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  • Tension pneumothorax - “ Tension pneumothoraces occur when intrapleural air accumulates progressively in such a way as to exert positive pressure on mediastinal and intrat...”

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