An anxious young man presents with left sided chest discomfort. After some internet research he is convinced he has a pneumothorax… What does this scan demonstrate?
- This image is taken on the left side adjacent to the pericardium.
- Despite initial appearances this is not a lung point, but the normal junction between sliding lung, and a pericardial fat pad.
- A common error in lung ultrasound is to misinterpret the normal junction between lung and either mediastinum or diaphragm, as a lung point.
This video explains the difference between lung point and pseudo lung point.