Ultrasound of the pleural cavity is a method of ultrasound echolocation of additional formations and effusion in the pleural cavity. It is used for the diagnosis of hydrothorax, subcostal and supraphragmatic obstructed pleurisy, empyema, adhesive process, tumor lesions of the pleura. The advantage of echography of the pleural cavity over X-ray examination is the possibility of detecting small accumulations of fluid (from 5-10 ml), determining the volume and nature of the exudate, the absence of radiation exposure to the patient. The cost of self-examination and ultrasound navigation for pleural puncture varies.
Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."