Tension pneumothorax post knife stabbing

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Presentation

Stabbed to left anterior chest.

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Trauma Series

Modality: X-ray

Large left tension pneumothorax. 

Modality: CT

Left tension pneuomothorax post anterior chest wall stabbing. Apically oriented left sided chest tube has failed to decompress the chest adequately. Chest wall subcutaneous emphysema. 

Case Discussion

Tension pneumothorax post knife stabbing.

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Case Information

rID: 32304
Case created: 23rd Nov 2014
Last edited: 21st Mar 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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