|A.||Complete blood count|
CT scan of the abdomen
Ans. c. Chest x-ray
A complete blood count will be helpful if suspecting bleeding. There is no suspicion of bleeding in this case.
CT scan is indicated if bleeding is suspected. In this case, there is no evidence of bleeding
Given the low oxygen saturation, pneumothorax should be suspected as a procedural complication. Though the patient may have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease given the long history of smoking, symptoms of dyspnea combined with low saturation requires further evaluation.
There is no need to repeat ultrasound if the first one is normal