From the case: Tension pneumothorax


Chest x-ray

Modality: X-ray

- “ A tension pneumothorax is one of the classic life and death medical emergencies. Prompt recognition and treatment of the condition can avoid an of...”

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  • Pneumothorax in the exam - “ Getting a film with a pneumothorax in the exam is one of the many exam set-pieces that can be prepared for.   It is unlikely that they will give ...”
  • Tension pneumothorax - “ Tension pneumothoraces occur when intrapleural air accumulates progressively in such a way as to exert positive pressure on mediastinal and intrat...”
  • Chest x-ray: breathing (summary) - “ This is a basic article for medical students and other non-radiologists Chest x-ray review is a key competency for medical students, junior docto...”
  • Tension gastrothorax - “ Tension gastrothorax describes a rare life-threatening condition caused by mediastinal shift due to a distended stomach herniating into the thorax...”

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