Images Genevieve Carbonatto
24 year old with acute chest pain. Previous right sided pneumothorax
Note lung sliding and small ring down artifacts indicating absence of a pneumothorax
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.