One view, multiple effusions

We previously went over examples of pleural effusion and ascites visualized from the subcostal/subxiphoid window. Here is another nice clip demonstrating right and left pleural effusions, pericardial effusion and ascites […]

What is above the spleen?

We are doing a VExUS scan in a patient with known cirrhosis and possibly concurrent alcoholic hepatitis. In the left upper quadrant, you see a large spleen (which is not […]

Renal angiomyolipoma

Here is a nice example of solitary renal angiomyolipoma (AML). Well-circumscribed hyperechoic lesion in the right kidney with echotexture similar to that of adjacent sinus fat. As discussed before, ultrasound […]

Multi-parametric POCUS approach in heart failure

Suggested pre-reading: Pump-pipes-leaks approach and VExUS review. A patient with known systolic heart failure (left ventricular ejection fraction ~20%) presented with shortness of breath after missing diuretics for a few […]

VExUS flash cards

In the previously posted videos and articles, we talked about the normal Doppler patterns of major abdominal veins used for VExUS grading and how they transition with increasing right atrial […]

Incidental findings in the gall bladder lumen

While performing kidney ultrasound, we frequently visualize gall bladder (from the right lateral scan plane) and its good to be aware of some incidental findings. We previously discussed the differential […]

IVC POCUS: one view is no view

We have previously discussed that longitudinal view of the IVC is subject to cylinder effect and it is a good idea to visualize it in short axis as well. However, […]