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How could you detect a punctured lung in ambulance?

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Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: X-ray needed

An x-ray is needed to diagnose a punctured lung.
It may require surgery for repair.

In brief: X-ray needed

An x-ray is needed to diagnose a punctured lung.
It may require surgery for repair.
Dr. Michael Dansie
Dr. Michael Dansie
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Dr. Donald Alves
Some Medics are taught to percuss the chest to feel & listen for change in sound between sides--particularly in loud environments, touch may be helpful. Other physical signs, as Dr. Gujer mentioned, also useful, but sometimes delayed onset.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Decreased

Sounds on the side of the puncture.
Difficulty breathing. Low blood pressure. Obvious fracture of ribs or a sucking hole. Windpipe moves away fom he injured side.

In brief: Decreased

Sounds on the side of the puncture.
Difficulty breathing. Low blood pressure. Obvious fracture of ribs or a sucking hole. Windpipe moves away fom he injured side.
Dr. Mark Gujer
Dr. Mark Gujer
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