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Pneumothorax: Quiz


Question 1: ________ may be required, even of a conscious patient, if the situation deteriorates.
EpinephrineBag valve maskCardiopulmonary resuscitationIntubation

Question 2: Pneumothorax presents mainly as a sudden ________, dry coughs, cyanosis (turning blue) and pain felt in the chest, back and/or arms.
PleurisyOrthopneaShortness of breathHemoptysis

Question 3: If the signs and symptoms are doubtful, an ________ of the chest can be performed, but in severe hypoxia, or evidence of tension pneumothorax emergency treatment has to be administered first.
Radiation therapyX-rayNuclear fusionIonizing radiation

Question 4: The diagnosis can be made by physical examination in severe cases but usually requires a ________ in milder forms.
RadiologyMagnetic resonance imagingChest radiographX-ray computed tomography

Question 5: Following ________ to the lungs[2][3]
BarotraumaHypothermiaAllergyDecompression sickness

Question 6: Chronic lung pathologies including emphysema, ________
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosisHypersensitivity pneumonitisAsthmaFarmer's lung

Question 7: Spontaneously (more commonly in tall slim young males and in ________)
Marfan syndromeApert syndromeICD-10 Chapter XVII: Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalitiesNail–patella syndrome

Question 8: Pneumothorax is a ________ and potential emergency wherein air or gas is present in the pleural cavity (chest).

Question 9: Careful history taking and examination and a ________ will allow accurate diagnosis.
X-ray computed tomographyMagnetic resonance imagingChest radiographRadiology

Question 10: The pneumothorax is followed up with repeated ________.
Ionizing radiationRadiation therapyX-rayNuclear fusion


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