Signs And Symptoms Of Tension Pneumothorax

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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 the pleural space...

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