Pulmonary Pathology and Associated Lung Ultrasound ...

Pulmonary Pathology and Associated Lung Ultrasound Findings


 - No lung sliding/barcode sign

 - Lung point (hard to find)

 - Bilateral A-lines (parietal pleura reflection)


 - Consolidation or "hepatization of the lung"

 - Supleural Consolidations

 - "Shred" sign

 - Unilateral B-lines or bilateral B-lines

 - Possible small plural effusion

 - Reduced lung sliding due to thickened pleura in severe cases

 - Dynamic air bronchograms (atelectasis has static bronchograms)

Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema:

 - Widespread and bilateral B-lines

 - Normal lung sliding

 - Possible bilateral effusion depending on the severity

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS):

 - Bilateral or unilateral B-lines

 - Normal lung sliding

COPD or Asthma:

 - Bilateral A-lines

 - Reduced lung sliding

Pulmonary Embolism (PE):

 - Bilateral A-Lines

 - Deep Vein Thrombosis in Upper or Lower Extremities

 - Right Ventricular Enlargement (massive/submassive PE)

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Contributed by

Dr. Gerald Diaz
Board Certified Internal Medicine Hospitalist, GrepMed Editor in Chief πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ - Sign up for an account to like, bookmark and upload images to contribute to our community platform. Follow us on IG:  https://www.instagram.com/grepmed/ | Twitter: https://twitter.com/grepmeded/

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