What does the ultrasound show?
- Two rounded ribs with posterior shadowing lie above the horizontal pleural line.
- The lung’s visceral pleural surface can be seen sliding against the chest wall’s parietal pleural surface on the left of the image.
- Right side of image: The lung is separated from the chest wall by the pneumothorax, sliding is lost.
- The junction between the sliding and non sliding sections is called the lung point and confirms pneumothorax.
Related Clinical Cases
- Pneumothorax: Case 1 – Case 2 – Case 3
- Lung Point: Case 1 – Case 3 – Case 4 – Case 5
- COPD: Case 1 – Case 2
- Subcutaneous Emphysema: Case 1
- Lung Collapse: Case 1
LITFL Ultrasound Library