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Thursday, November 13, 2014
A man is brought in by ambulance after a motor vehicle accident with a dramatic open chest wound. The wound is on the left chest. During inspiration, the wound makes a big sucking noise and the mediastinum swings to the right. During expiration, the mediastinum returns to midline. When you look into the wound, during expiration, the injured lung inflates.
Challenge: What's going on here?
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