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Ultrasound for the Pulmonary Consultant

Astha Chichra, Mina Makaryus, Parag Chaudhri, Mangala Narasimhan
Clinical Medicine Insights. Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine 2016, 10: 1-9
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Bedside ultrasonographic assessment of the lung and pleura provides rapid, noninvasive, and essential information in diagnosis and management of various pulmonary conditions. Ultrasonography helps in diagnosing common conditions, including consolidation, interstitial syndrome, pleural effusions and masses, pneumothorax, and diaphragmatic dysfunction. It provides procedural guidance for various pulmonary procedures, including thoracentesis, chest tube insertion, transthoracic aspiration, and biopsies. This article describes major applications of ultrasonography for the pulmonary consultant along with illustrative figures and videos.

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