The "lung point": an ultrasound sign specific to pneumothorax

@article{Lichtenstein2000TheP,
  title={The "lung point": an ultrasound sign specific to pneumothorax},
  author={Daniel A. Lichtenstein and Gilbert A Mezi{\`e}re and Philippe Biderman and Agn{\`e}s Gepner},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={26},
  pages={1434-1440}
}
Abstract Objective: We studied an ultrasound sign, the fleeting appearance of a lung pattern (lung sliding or pathologic comet-tail artifacts) replacing a pneumothorax pattern (absent lung sliding plus exclusive horizontal lines) in a particular location of the chest wall. This sign was called the "lung point". Design: Prospective study. Setting: The medical ICU of a university-affiliated teaching hospital. Patients: The "lung point" was sought in 66 consecutive cases of proven pneumothorax… CONTINUE READING
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