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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2015 Jul-Sep;8(3):167-8. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.160731.

Ultrasound visualization of a pleural adhesion.

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Department of Emergency Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.


A group of multidisciplinary sonologists conduct weekly Intensive Care Unit (ICU) rounds consisting of ultrasound examinations on select patients recommended by the critical care staff. This image was acquired on a 51-year-old male in the ICU with known valve vegetations, and a pleural adhesion was incidentally discovered on ultrasound.


Pleural effusion; thoracostomy; ultrasound

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