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Figure 41: Frontal radiograph showing vague opacification at the left lung base, suggestive of a pleural effusion that followed a difficult intravenous line placement. The ultrasound image (right) shows solid component within the posterior costophrenic angle, suggestive of a hemothorax. An ultrasound scan can easily differentiate a clear pleural effusion from a hemorrhagic pleural effusion

Figure 41: Frontal radiograph showing vague opacification at the left lung base, suggestive of a pleural effusion that followed a difficult intravenous line placement. The ultrasound image (right) shows solid component within the posterior costophrenic angle, suggestive of a hemothorax. An ultrasound scan can easily differentiate a clear pleural effusion from a hemorrhagic pleural effusion