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Your patient has severe shortness of breath, absent breath sounds on the left, a falling blood pressure now at 80/50, and a hyperresonance to percussion in the left chest. The patient has JVD and is developing sub-Q emphysemia in the left axilla. Point to and click the area you would perform a thoracentesis:

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