Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ A small percentage of pneumothoraces are under tension. These are truly life threatening and merits urgent medical intervention. ”

Used in the following article:

  • Deep sulcus sign - “ The deep sulcus sign on a supine chest radiograph raises suspicion of a pneumothorax. On a supine plain chest film (common in intensive care unit...”
  • 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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