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Radiographic diagnosis of a respiratory condition mimicking tension pneumothorax
  • HIROYUKI YAMAGUCHI,
  • Kazuya Nagasaki
HIROYUKI YAMAGUCHI
Mito Kyodo General Hospital
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Kazuya Nagasaki
Mito Kyodo General Hospital
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Abstract

Massive empyema can mimic tension pneumothorax clinically and can be distinguished only radiographically. This distinction is crucial since needle decompression for tension pneumothorax can cause iatrogenic pneumothorax in those with massive empyema.