Pneumothorax - tension

Alternative names
Tension pneumothorax

A tension pneumothorax is a complete collapse of the lung that occurs when air enters but does not leave the space around the lung (pleural space). It is a potentially life-threatening condition which can lead to dangerously low oxygen levels, shock, or death. See also pneumothorax.

see also Tension pneumothorax.

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Last revised: December 2, 2012
by Arthur A. Poghosian, M.D.

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