Signs And Symptoms Of Tension Pneumothorax

Featured Article
Definition

A tension pneumothorax is a complete collapse of the lung. It occurs when air enters, but does not leave, the space around the lung (pleural space). It is alife-threatening emergency that requires immediate treatment.

See also pneumothorax.


Alternative Names

Pneumothorax - tension


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Any condition that leads to pneumothorax can cause a tension pneumothorax. In an uncomplicated pneumothorax, air can enter and leave...

Read more

More information on "Signs And Symptoms Of Tension Pneumothorax"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Anxiety »