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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A traumatic pneumothorax results from medical procedures (iatrogenic) or injuries, e.
Recovery from traumatic pneumothorax depends on the extent of resolution of other injuries.
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (no pre-existing or current lung pathology), secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (pre-existing or current underlying pathology) and traumatic pneumothorax (blunt or penetrating chest wall trauma)
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (no pre-existing or current lung pathology), secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (preexisting or current underlying pathology) and traumatic pneumothorax (blunt or penetrating chest wall trauma)