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Sonographic evaluation of the chest in infants and children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6768240     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sonography was used to evaluate 28 patients (age range, newborn to 16 years) with mediastinal and juxtacardiac masses and disease processes, partial or complete opacification of a hemithorax, and various juxtadiaphragmatic abnormalities. Technically adequate studies were obtained in 93% of the cases. Sonography was of greatest value in determining the cause of an opaque hemithorax, characterizing fluid collections, localizing fluid collections prior to percutaneous aspiration or drainage, and demonstrating the position and integrity of the diaphragm. Sonography was least successful in depicting and characterizing mediastinal disorders. The authors' method is described and the technical limitations and pitfalls of pediatric chest sonography are discussed.
J O Haller; M Schneider; E G Kassner; A P Friedman; L D Waldroup
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-25     Completed Date:  1980-06-25     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1019-27     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / diagnosis
Child, Preschool
Diaphragmatic Eventration / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Leukemia, Lymphoid / diagnosis
Lung Diseases / diagnosis
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis
Mediastinal Cyst / diagnosis
Pleural Effusion / diagnosis
Thoracic Diseases / diagnosis*
Thoracic Neoplasms / diagnosis*

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