Sucking Chest Wound

Sucking Chest Wound: Proper Treatment and Bandaging

A sucking chest wound is a type of pneumothorax. Pneumothorax is the collection of gas or air in the pleural cavity (chest). This pressure exerted on the lung disallows the lung to expand as it typically does causing to the lung to collapse partially or completely. Typically, the pressure in the pleural cavity is less …

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