FLAIL CHEST PRECIPITATING FACTORS: y y y Motor vehicles crashes Sterna fractures Rib fractures

PREDISPOSING FACTORS:

Teared pleura and lung surfaces

Chest crushed

Flail segment

atelectasis

pneumonitis

Pulmonary edema

hemopneumothorax

Floating fail section
Paradoxical motion Inadequacy tidal volume

Hyperventilation

Hypoxia

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