Prep for USMLEPrep for USMLE
         Forum      |     Resources New Posts   |   Register   |   Login





 Q. My cousin has been stabbed  



Post Reply  
  • 0/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Author5 Posts
  #1

My cousin was involved in a knife fight. He was transported to the ER and was drifting in and out of consciousness on arrival. I noted a chest wound to the left of the sterum, at the 3rd intercostal space. What is this be?

a. cardiac temponade
b. ruptured pulmonary artery
c. pneumothorax
d. perforation of aorta
e. perforation of left ventricle
f. perforation of the right ventricle

Question spin-off: what the injury be any different it the wound is at the 4th intercostal space?




  #2

i think the answer is cardiac tamponade


  #3

Thanks.


  #4

whats the correct answer....?


  #5

cardiac tamponade is correct





Bookmark and Share



This thread is closed, so you cannot post a reply.



Login or Register to post messages








show Similar forum topics

my cousin has a problem
What would you do if a patient stabbed your best f
Need advice for cousin
show Related resources









Advertise | Support | Premium | Contact