Thoracocentesis of loculated pleural effusions using grey scale ultrasonic guidance.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Six patients with either malignant pleural effusion or empyema, in whom multiple conventional attempts at thoracocentesis were unsuccessful, were evaluated by ultrasound. In each case, a subsequent thoracocentesis guided by ultrasound produced sufficient fluid to enable a diagnosis to be established. In no case was pneumothorax produced.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ravin, CE

Published Date

  • May 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 71 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 666 - 668

PubMed ID

  • 852349

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0012-3692

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1378/chest.71.5.666


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States