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Video 06-03: Lung sliding

From: Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Using the linear transducer allows a much higher resolution evaluation of the pleura. The glistening and shimmering is much more apparent, especially in comparison to the fascial planes and muscle fibers more superior to the pleura. Small vertical artifacts are also visible at several places during the respiratory cycle. These have no pathological significance, but also rule out pneumothorax at that location.

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