Resolving Pneumothorax
Resolving Pneumothorax
Pleural Effusion, Mass
Pleural Effusion, Mass
Miliary TB
Miliary TB
Resolving Pneumothorax
Resolving PneumothoraxThis is an image of a patient's chest wall using a high frequency transducer, with the transducer oriented in a transverse plane between rib spaces. The patient had a pneumothorax and a chest tube was placed. This clip illustrates what happens when the suction is turned 'on'.  You will see the pleura slide from right to left as the pneumothorax resolves.- Jason Tanguay, DO; Ultrasound Leadership Academy Graduate
Pleural Effusion, Mass
Pleural Effusion, MassPLEURAL EFFUSION, THE SPINE SIGN AND SOMETHING ELSE…This is a clip of a 46 year old woman that presented to ED with gradual onset of severe right sided chest pain, pleuritic, associated with tachycardia but normal blood pressure. She was mildly tachypneic but not hypoxic, unable to lie down as that exacerbated her pain. The clip shown here is of the patients right upper quadrant and right lung base. The spine sign is seen along with a right pleural effusion and a circumscribed mass 8 x 6 cm with likely compressive atelectasis and mass effect of the right hemidiaphragm. The effusion was drained obtaining almost 1L of blood, and the CT scan reported very close findings to the ones seen with POCUS few seconds after patient arrival. Put the probe on your chest pain patients!Maria Perez; Emergency Registrar; St Vincent’s Hospital; Melbourne - Australia 
Miliary TB
Miliary TBThe clip was captured in rural Uganda on a patient who presented for weight loss, night sweats, and cough.  Utilizing the high-frequency, linear transducer the patient’s thoracic pleura and superficial lung was evaluated. The ultrasound demonstrated multiple focal sub-pleural lesions with tripartite B-lines consistent with miliary tuberculosis.   Michael Schick DO, MAEmergency Medicine Physician 
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