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Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia Injuries

Condition in which the build-up of air and pressure in teh thoracic cavity of the injured lung is so severe that it begins to shift to the uninjured side, resulting in compression of the heart, large vessels and the uninjured lung Tension Pneumothorax
when the thoracic cavity fills with blood rather than air hemothorax
An open injury to the chest that permits air to enter ino the thoracic cavity Sucking chest wound
air in the chest cavity, outside the lungs Pneumothorax
two or more consecutive ribs that are fractured in two or more places. flailosegment
bleeding into the tough fibrous sac that surround the heart pericardial tamponade
Chest wall motion inward during inhalation and outward during exhalation paradoxical movement
Created by: emttas