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Dyspnea — Lung Ultrasound

A 55-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of dyspnea for the past 4 hours. He is a known smoker and has a 40-pack year history of smoking. He has no history of trauma and is not a known asthmatic. A POCUS of the lung ultrasound was performed. The following image […]

A 55-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with sudden onset of dyspnea for the past 4 hours. He is a known smoker and has a 40-pack year history of smoking. He has no history of trauma and is not a known asthmatic. A POCUS of the lung ultrasound was performed. The following image was obtained with the patient supine in the right upper anterior region (Zone 1).

Question:

Which of the following statement is correct? (select one only)

A. Pleural effusion is present.

B. Normal seashore sign is seen.

C. Lung point is seen.

D. Stratosphere sign or the Barcode sign positive consistent with a pneumothorax.

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Answer: D, Stratosphere sign or the Barcode sign positive consistent with a pneumothorax.

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