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IVC and the right pleural effusion

In a twitter poll asking what the arrow was pointing to in this image, only ~54% answered correctly. The correct answer is right pleural effusion. Below illustration explains why the […]

Jellyfish in the pleural effusion after CPR

Here is an image of the right pleural effusion obtained from a dialysis patient who suffered a cardiac arrest and being evaluated by nephrology for continuous renal replacement therapy. Below […]

Complex pleural effusion

As we saw before, a simple transudative pleural effusion is anechoic. On the other hand, presence of echogenicities in the effusion is suggestive of complex/exudative pleural effusion. The term ‘plankton […]

Not a routine pleural effusion

This is an image obtained from the perisplenic window in a patient with gun shot wound. At first glance, it looks like a regular pleural effusion with atelectatic lung above […]

The Shred Sign

As we have seen previously, lobar consolidations tend to be well-defined, often accompanied by a small pleural effusion. However, small subpleural consolidations (of course, ultrasound does not detect if they […]

Lung Mass

Occasionally, you may stumble upon a lung mass while evaluating for B lines or other common pathologies. Particularly, ultrasonography is good at detecting primary and metastatic lung masses adjacent to […]