What is pneumothorax-?

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Air in the chest (Thorax) causes the lung to collapse. This can be spontaneous or after chest injuries

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The presence of air or gas in the cavity between the lungs and the chest wall, causing collapse of the lung.

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What are the types of pneumothorax?

There are four types of pneumothorax. The types are: traumatic pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, primary spontaneous pneumothorax, and secondary spontaneous pneumothorax.

Can open pneumothorax lead to tension pneumothorax?


What is the difference between tension pneumothorax and spontaneous pneumothorax?

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Do most people recover from pneumothorax?

Most people recover fully from spontaneous pneumothorax

What is the difference pneumothorax and hemothorax?

A pneumothorax is a pocket of air in the chest cavity, and a hemothorax is a pocket of blood.

What is the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity?

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What is an artificial pneumothorax?

Pneumothorax produced by the injection of air, or a more slowly absorbed gas such as nitrogen, into the pleural space to collapse the lung

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What is an apical pneumothorax?

Apical generally refers to the the tip of a pyramidal or rounded structure, like the lung or the heart. This means that apical pneumothorax is pneumothorax that is being caused at the tip of the lung. Incase you don't know pneumothorax is a colapsed lung. This is generally from a puncture in the lung from multiple possible causes.

How is pneumothorax diagnosed?

To diagnose pneumothorax, it is necessary for the health care provider to listen to the chest (auscultation) during a physical examination

What has the author James J Waring written?

James J. Waring has written: 'Spontaneous pneumothorax' -- subject(s): Pneumothorax

What is the plural of pneumothorax?

Pneumothoraces is the plural.