Tag Pleural effusion
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CXR Case 153

A 63 yo lady presents with dyspnoea on a background of metastatic breast cancer. LITFL Top 150 CXR
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vanPOCUS: Pulmonary POCUS

Vancouver POCUS present a review of pulmonary point of care ultrasound including pneumothorax, pleural effusion and B-lines by Dr. Lauren Arthurs.
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Pleural Effusion Case 002

A 27 year old man presents with fevers and increasing shortness of breath presents to your department. He has a vasculitic peripheral rash and feels generally unwell.
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Ultrasound Case 025

A 70 year old man presents with gradually increasing shortness of breath. He has had some weight loss. His CXR shows a very large left side probable pleural effusion. You wonder whether it is consolidation, solid tumour, a simple pleural effusion or a complex pleural effusion.
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Lung ultrasound: Empyema

Empyema is a purulent pleural effusion. Seeding of the pleural space by bacteria or rarely fungi is usually from extension from adjacent pulmonary infection.
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Lung ultrasound: Pleural effusion

The aims of ultrasound guided assessment of pleural effusion are: To determine and describe the size and site of the effusion. To mark the optimal site for drainage (and perform the procedure) if required. To characterize the effusion, noting echogenicity…

probe prevents probe…

Recently, a colleague of mine was wanting to perform a diagnostic tap on a patient with cough, fever and a CXR suggesting a left sided pleural effusion…. I was asked to perform a bedside USS to mark out the safest…