This high quality video demonstrates ultrasound guided thoracentesis on a live patient. One of the most commonly performed hospital based procedures, thoracentesis is shown step by step after using the ultrasound to locate the pleural effusion. Clinical pearls and common pitfalls associated with ultrasound guided thoracentesis are discussed in detail. Pleural fluid analysis is also discussed. The video is not downloadable but may be accessed indefinitely by internet from any computer, smart phone, or tablet. Click below to preview the Thoracentesis video.