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Tension pneumothorax

  • Alternative Names

    Pneumothorax - tension


    Prevention

    Use precautions to avoid chest trauma. Many cases are not preventable.


    References

    Murray J, Nadel J. Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders; 2000. 

    Marx J. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby; 2002.