From the case: Tension pneumothorax

Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ Tension pneumothoraces are a medical emergency and urgent decompression is required.  ”

Used in the following article:

  • 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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