Ultrasonic diagnosis and aspiration of loculated pleural effusion.


A method of localizing and evacuating pleural effusions under visual control is described which in the author's opinion is an improvement and enhancement over current procedures. This method is easy, rapid, safe and causes no distress to the patient. On many occasions, failures at puncture of loculated fluid by conventional methods can successfully be accomplished under ultrasonic guidance.

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@article{Smulewicz1977UltrasonicDA, title={Ultrasonic diagnosis and aspiration of loculated pleural effusion.}, author={J J Smulewicz and Mehran Tafreshi and Nava Hassani}, journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases}, year={1977}, volume={34 1}, pages={36-8} }