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Video 24-5: This image shows a pericardial effusion from a subcostal window with the liver interposed between the heart and the abdominal wall.

From: Critical Care Ultrasonography, Second Edition

This would contraindicate needle insertion at this site. The 3.5 MHz transducer is in a subxiphoid position to obtain a long-axis subcostal view of the heart.

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Author(s) Peter Doelken, Paul H. Mayo
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