The main finding in an open pneumothorax includes what?


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- A sucking sound on inspiration and expiration

- A flail chest

- Trachea deviated to the side of the injury

- Trachea deviated to the side opposite the injury


In an open pneumothorax, there is an open wound to the outside so a sucking sound is heard on inspiration and expiration. A flail chest may or may not be noted and the trachea is usually not deviated.

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