True or false, openpneumothorax is more life-threatening than tension pneumothorax.
Inopen pneumothorax, inhaled air compresses the affected side’slung, but during exhalation, the lung reinflatessomewhat.
Intension pneumothorax, a sort of one-way valve exists - air enters theaffected side during inhalation, but is unable to leave upon exhale. Therefore, all of this air exerts increased pressure on the organs ofthe thoracic cage. Unless the pressure is relieved, tension pneumothorax isfatal.