Treatment of choice for tension pneumothorax is
|A||Immediate IC tube drainage|
|B||Continuous aspiration by needle|
|C||Intermittent aspiration by needle|
|D||Thoracotomy with repair of leakage|
a. Tension pneumothorax, the most common and easily treated immediately life-threatening thoracic injury.
b. The classic signs of tension pneumothorax are decreased breath sounds, tympany on the ipsilateral side, tracheal shift, and distended neck vein.
c. Treatment of suspected tension pneumothorax should not be delayed in patients with hemodynamic compromise.
d. Chest tube placement in the trauma setting is a straightforward procedure.