An 80 year old male pedestrian is brought to your emergency department 30 minutes after being struck by a motorcycle at high speed.
Describe and interpret his Chest X-ray (100%)
FACEM VAQ Exam 2008.1 – Question 2
- Chest X-ray of trauma patient showing multiple rib fractures and underlying area of pulmonary contusion or haemothorax.
- The overall pass rate for this question was 34/62 (54.8%).
- Good answers showed a systematic approach to reading an X-ray, identified the key abnormalities, commented on relevant negatives and suggested the possibility of a flail segment.
- Poor answers missed major findings or showed lack of a systematic approach.