Pneumothorax vs Tensionpneumothorax - What's the difference?

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pneumothorax

English

Alternative forms

* pneumatothorax

Noun

(wikipedia pneumothorax) (-)
  • (medicine) Presence of air inside the pleural cavity, usually caused by injury either to the lung or the chest wall.
  • Synonyms

    * aerothorax

    Derived terms

    * hemopneumothorax/pneumohemothorax * tension pneumothorax

    tensionpneumothorax

    Not English

    Tensionpneumothorax has no English definition. It may be misspelled.