Mnemonic for Signs and Symptoms of Tension Pneumothorax

Remember the signs and symptoms of Pneumothorax using this mnemonic P-THORAX.


Pleuritic pain

Tracheal deviation


Onset sudden

Reduced breath sounds (and dyspnea)

Absent fremitus

X-ray shows collapse

Tension Pneumothorax
Signs and Symptoms

We also have another mnemonic for the common causes of Pneumothorax that you can find here.

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