Lung point

Images Genevieve Carbonatto

24 year old with acute chest pain. Previous right sided pneumothorax

Left lung

Note lung sliding and small ring down artifacts indicating absence of a pneumothorax

Right lung

Absent lung sliding – pneumothorax

Right lung – mid axillary line

Lung point – note there is an area where, at the pleural line,  the pneumothorax ends and normal aerated lung is again seen at the pleural line. At this point lung sliding is again visualised.  This is the lung point. This point moves with respiration.

 

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