In this video we show the thoracic glide sign looks like on scanning ultrasound of the chest cavity. The glide sign is used to rule out the presence of pneumothorax in dogs and cats. The bright white (hyperechoic) line is where the pleural surface of the chest wall contacts the lung. In a normal/healthy patient, you will see a "tug" on the line as the patient breathes, almost like someone tugging on a stage curtain. When pneumothorax is present, the lung retracts away from the chest wall, and then the glide sign is not present.
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