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Etiologic diagnosis of pulmonary infection by ultrasonically guided percutaneous lung aspiration.
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PMID:  8334559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ultrasonically (US) guided percutaneous lung aspiration was performed for patients clinically diagnosed as having pneumonia (n = 18) or lung abscess (n = 16) and thus taking antibiotics. The procedure was done because of either unsatisfactory clinical or roentgenographic responses, critical underlying disease or poor general condition in the patients. Most cases with pneumonia showed hypoechoic lesion with irregular margin and typical consolidated change, while some cases showed central necrosis. Microorganisms were identified by stains in 9 cases. The overall sensitivity of needle aspiration and culture was 72.2% (13/18). Five cases failed to grow microorganism in culture, mostly due to delayed resolved pneumonia. In cases with lung abscess, the typical ultrasonographic finding was hypoechoic lesion with irregular margin associated with central necrosis or air-fluid level. The overall sensitivity for needle aspiration and culture was 81.2% (13/16). Only one case of pneumothorax was seen, which was recovered with chest intubation and oxygen inhalation. Our result showed that US-guided percutaneous lung aspiration is a technique with high diagnostic yield and low complication rate for cases with pneumonia or lung abscess.
C H Chen; M L Kuo; J F Shih; T P Chang; R P Perng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1993 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-24     Completed Date:  1993-08-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  333-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chest Medicine, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Biopsy, Needle
Lung Abscess / etiology,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Pneumonia / etiology,  ultrasonography*

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