Lung Point Case 1

43 year old male presents with left sided chest pain after a collision on the sporting field. What does the ultrasound show?

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Reveal Answer
  • The lung surface is nudging the chest wall, moving with each inspiration and with cardiac pulsation.
  • As it moves away double lung points can be seen, confirming pneumothorax.

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