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Image case history
An elderly female with peritoneal carcinomatosis of ovarian origin was resuscitated following a pulseless electrical activity (PEA) cardiac arrest. Prehospital intubation attempts were unsuccessful and the patient received bag-valve-mask ventilation. En route, paramedics reported increasing difficulty ventilating and the patient's abdomen became distended, tense and tympanitic. After emergency department arrival, a postintubation radiograph of the chest …
Contributors DTW and PM: Patient care, article research, authorship and editing. HTK: Article research, authorship and editing.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.