Sono Atlas


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A patient with bilateral effusion, sent for verification.


Under ultrasonographic guidance a diagnostic pleural puncture on the right was performed, and 20 ml of straw-yellow exudate was extracted, biochemical character of exudate, cytology mesothelial type effusion. On the video we see small fluidothorax and the puncture needle, movement of the compressed lung parenchyma when breathing. If necessary, a sonographic check-up of the puncture needle can be done and it is possible to change the needle position as required.



ChW - Chest Wall
F - Fluidothoraxx
Ne - Puncture Needle
PL - Pleural Line
AC - Compressive atelectasis of the lung parenchyma


  © MUDr. Rastislav Šimek, 2013

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X-ray and CT documentation used - Department of Imaging Methods, Tomas Bata Regional Hospital, JSC, Zlín.
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