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Video 18-8: This video shows a small pleural effusion and adjacent alveolar consolidation of the lung.

From: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Second Edition

With each inspiration, aerated lung is interposed into the imaging window with loss of visualization of the underlying structures. This is termed the curtain sign. The 3.5 MHz transducer is in longitudinal orientation and placed perpendicular to the chest wall to scan through the 8th intercostal space in the left mid-axillary line.

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Author(s) Lewis Eisen, Peter Doelken, Sahar Ahmad
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