Sonographic diagnosis of a pneumothorax inapparent on plain radiography: confirmation by computed tomography.

@article{Kirkpatrick2001SonographicDO,
  title={Sonographic diagnosis of a pneumothorax inapparent on plain radiography: confirmation by computed tomography.},
  author={Andrew W Kirkpatrick and Alexander K.T. Ng and Scott A. Dulchavsky and I D Lyburn and Alan Harris and William C Torregianni and Richard Keith Simons and Savvas Nicolaou},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={750-2}
}
The focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) consists of imaging the perihepatic, pelvic, perisplenic, and pericardial locations for the presence of free fluid. Although the pleural spaces may similarly be sonographically evaluated for pleural fluid using sonography, 3 the FAST examination has not routinely been used to exclude pneumothorax. Traumatic pneumothorax is a frequent cause of preventable trauma death. Pneumothoraces are usually detected through clinical examination… CONTINUE READING