Congratulations to Cristobal, this week's VizD winner.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
Cristobal is the winner of $5
A 42 year-old man presents to your ED with shortness of breath. His respiratory rate is 30 breaths per minute and saturation on room air is 80%. A CT scan is seen below.
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1. What is the diagnosis?
2.What is the immediate treatment?
3. What is the clinical triad associated with this diagnosis?
1. Tension pneumothorax
2. Needle decompression
3. Hypotension, decreased breath sounds, jugular venous distention
**Tension Pneumothorax is a clinical diagnosis and should never be identified on radiograph or CT scan!**
The Next VizD Will be Posted on November 26
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