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Ultrasonography of chest diseases: analysis of 154 cases.
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PMID:  1296030     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Sonographic characteristics of various chest diseases in 154 cases were analysed according to margin of the lesion, internal echogenecity, posterior echo enhancement, air bronchogram etc. We intended to present the basic sonographic patterns of common chest diseases. The study included 10 normal cases, 10 cases with lung abscesses, 31 cases of pneumonia, 24 cases of tumors, 11 cases of obstructive atelectasis, 8 cases of pleuropericarcadial effusions, 10 cases of minimal effusions, 6 cases with pleural thickening, 32 cases of massive pleural effusion with simple compression atelectasis and 12 cases of pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion. Sonographically, normal lung showed hyperechoic zone beneath the chest wall. Identification of arc or ring-shaped wall favored lung abscess. Air bronchogram could only be found in pneumonia. Mass showed various internal echogenecity. The internal echogenecity in obstructive atelectasis was very homogeneous which could not be found in tumor. Pleural thickening showed linear hyperechogenecity beneath the chest wall. In minimal effusion, the line of the diaphragm could be easily identified. Pleuropericardial effusion could be easily diagnosed by chest sonography. The line of the pericarcadium could be clearly identified. The internal echogenecity of massive effusion were various. The internal echogenecity of simple compression atelectasis showed very homogeneous hyperdense internal echogenecity. The internal echogenecity of lung parenchyma in pneumonia with parapneumonic effusion was similar to that of pneumonia. Obstructive atelectasis, mass, consolidation and encapsulated effusion could be differentiated by chest sonography without much difficulty. Sonography could aid chest radiography by giving more morphologic information and was cheaper than computed tomography.
M S Lin; J J Hwang; I W Chong; T H Wang; M S Huang; M S Tsai; K L Chen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gaoxiong yi xue ke xue za zhi = The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0257-5655     ISO Abbreviation:  Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-22     Completed Date:  1993-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603880     Medline TA:  Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  525-34     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical College, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / ultrasonography
Lung Abscess / ultrasonography
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / ultrasonography
Pneumonia / ultrasonography
Radiography, Thoracic
Thoracic Diseases / ultrasonography*

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