Interstitial Syndrome in the Critically Ill: The B-Profile and the B’-Profile
This chapter will probably be the shortest. It was necessary to understand quietly, step-by-step, the elementary sign (the B-line, Chap. 11), the developed sign (lung rockets, Chap. 12) of interstitial syndrome, and the phenomenon of lung sliding (Chap. 10).
KeywordsChest Wall Pulmonary Edema Elementary Sign Anterior Chest Wall Dynamic Organ
The B-profile. Lung rockets are associated with frank lung sliding. Patient with hemodynamic pulmonary edema (MOV 2351 kb)
The B’-profile. These lung rockets are here associated with a quite complete abolition of lung sliding. This is a typical B’-profile, seen in a patient with ARDS (MOV 3336 kb)