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Video 18-12: This video shows a swirling echogenic pleural effusion that is typical of an acute hemothorax.

From: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Second Edition

The diaphragm has a reverse curvature and there is a defect in the descending aorta consistent with traumatic laceration. 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 posterior axillary line.

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