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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Pleural Catheters Market: Drivers and Restraints- Growing incidence of pleural effusion, traumatic pneumothorax, pneumothorax and various cardiac surgeries are some of key factors contributing to the market growth for pleural catheters during the forecast timeframe.
Occult traumatic pneumothorax: diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasonography in the emergency department.
(7) Pneumorrhachis can be seen in epidural anesthesia, epidural abscess, lumbar puncture, scalp or spinal injuries, and traumatic pneumothorax or pneumomediastinum.
Traumatic pneumothorax: Is a chest drain always necessary?
Although underpowered, the secondary outcomes showed similar success rates in the management of traumatic pneumothorax. [10]
40 Primary spontaneous pneumothorax 3 Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax 5 Traumatic pneumothorax 4 Noninfectious and nonmalignant exudative effusions 7 Empyema ([partial derivative]) 3 Paramalignant effusion 4 Malignant pleural effusion 5 Transudate effusions 5 Others (giant bullae, indwelling IPC s/p pleurodesis, 4 normal pleural ultrasound exam) Pleural procedures--no.
Traumatic pneumothorax is produced due to a direct or indirect injury in the chest [5]; however, in some series, traumatic pneumothorax is classified depending on the cause, including iatrogenic pneumothorax and barotrauma in this classification, calling it simply penetrating and nonpenetrating pneumothorax [6].
On the other hand, the blunt trauma, penetration trauma, and surgery would result in traumatic pneumothorax. According to the United States research, pneumothorax is prevalently occurring in humans, and its relapse ratio is 35% in men [3].
Radiological examinations revealed that he had suffered right traumatic pneumothorax, right humeral shaft fracture, right olecranon fracture, right scapular fracture, and right radial nerve palsy (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)).
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. J Coll Phys Surg Pak 2016; 26:459-62.
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.