traumatic pneumothorax

traumatic pneumothorax

pneumothorax caused by blunt or penetrating chest injury.

traumatic pneumothorax

Emergency medicine Air or gas in the pleural cavity which causes the lung(s) to collapse, usually caused by trauma–eg, gunshot or knife wounds to chest, MVAs, scuba diving accidents, medical procedures–transbronchial Bx, pleural Bx, thoracentesis, chest tube placement, intracostal needle anesthesia, esophagoscopy–which introduce air in the pleural space. See Pneumothorax.

trau·mat·ic pneu·mo·thor·ax

(traw-mat'ik nū'mō-thōr'aks)
The presence of air in the pleural cavity caused by blunt or penetrating chest injury.
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Causes of the 7 reported deaths were advanced TB (2), encephalitis in an untreated HIV patient (1), traumatic pneumothorax (1), sepsis in an HIV patient (1), respiratory failure related to end-stage hepatitis (1), and sudden death of unknown cause (1); a possible relationship to anti-TB drugs was initially reported in the last 2 cases.
Bedside Ultrasonography: A Useful Tool for Traumatic Pneumothorax.
A deep dive into the case revealed that the coder had assigned the code for traumatic pneumothorax with a seventh character of "D," which indicates a subsequent encounter for the pneumothorax.
Common classification is to classify it into spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) which occurs without a preceding external trauma, and traumatic pneumothorax which follows penetrating, blunt or barometric trauma to the chest.
5-7 Traumatic pneumothorax is divided into three groups as blunt, penetrating, and iatrogenic pneumothorax.
Pneumorrhachis occurs in a variety of settings, including skull and spinal fractures, epidural abscess, epidural anesthesia, lumbar puncture, and traumatic pneumothorax.
Pneumothorax can be divided into spontaneous pneumothorax, which further divided into primary and secondary traumatic pneumothorax, which further divided into Iatrogenic and Non-Iatrogenic (Artificial).
A traumatic pneumothorax results from medical procedures (iatrogenic) or injuries, e.
Principles of diagnosis and management of traumatic pneumothorax.
Traumatic pneumothorax detection with thoracic US: correlation with chest radiography and CT: initial experience.
Rowan KR, Kirkpatrick AW, Liu D 2002 Traumatic pneumothorax detection with thoracic US: correlation with chest radiography and CT--initial experience Radiology 225(1)210-214