Novel use of pleural ultrasound can identify malignant entrapped lung prior to effusion drainage

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The presence of entrapped lung changes the appropriate management of malignant pleural effusion from pleurodesis to insertion of an indwelling pleural catheter. No methods currently exist to identify entrapped lung prior to effusion drainage. Our objectives were to develop a method to identify entrapped lung using tissue movement and deformation (strain) analysis with ultrasonography and compare it to the existing technique of pleural elastance (PEL)

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Last time updated on 04/08/2016

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