of the lung by the sharp fracture end. … tube insertion Patients with rib fractures who receive positive pressure ventilation are at an increased risk of developing a pneumothorax or tension pneumothorax due to laceration
Traumatic and iatrogenic pneumothoraces vary in degree, those due to blunt or penetrating trauma usually leave lacerations of the lung surface, often with significant radiographic
Tension pneumothorax (TP) is defined as a progressive build-up of air within the pleural space, generally due to a laceration of the lung.
Pulmonary laceration, in which lung tissue is torn or cut, differs from pulmonary contusion in that the former involves disruption of the macroscopic architecture of the lung