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IMAGES IN CARDIOTHORACIC TRAUMA
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27

The symptomless tension pneumothorax


Department of Surgery, Lillehammer Hospital, Lillehammer, Norway; Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg, Sweden

Date of Web Publication20-Dec-2018

Correspondence Address:
Moheb A Rashid
Department of Surgery, Lillehammer Hospital, Lillehammer; Scandinavian Cardiovascular Surgery Center, Gothenburg

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jctt.jctt_6_18

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Rashid MA. The symptomless tension pneumothorax. J Cardiothorac Trauma 2018;3:27

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Rashid MA. The symptomless tension pneumothorax. J Cardiothorac Trauma [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 12];3:27. Available from: http://www.jctt.org/text.asp?2018/3/1/27/248103



Figure 1: This is a chest X-ray of a patient with symptomless right-sided tension pneumothorax, where the upper mediastinum (trachea) and lower mediastinum (heart) are shifted to the left side as shown in Figure 1. This phenomenon is unique; however, it does exist as in this patient, who came in a well-planned time to be checked up, 1 week after removal of a chest tube due to a right-sided pneumothorax. The patient was examined by the author after having the chest X-ray, and the patient denied any significant symptoms (no pain, no dyspnea, and normal respiration rate with stable vital signs). However, on examination, there was a slight tracheal shift to the left side which in turn is considered as a late sign in the course of tension pneumothorax development.

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