Lynn Manganiello, DO
Here we review some burn basics in a post by our recent grad Lynn Manganiello! She may have moved on up in the world, but she's still here teaching us on EM Daily! Next week, we'll review some of the complications of burns.
A 70 yo presents to your ED intubated by medics. The patient was reportedly having worsening respiratory distress, was trialed on CPAP but failed, ultimately requiring intubation prior to ED arrival. A stat portable CXR is done and shown below. What's the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer)
Answer: Complete opacification of R hemithorax