Ultrasound-guided needle EMG of the diaphragm: technique description and case report.

@article{Boon2008UltrasoundguidedNE,
  title={Ultrasound-guided needle EMG of the diaphragm: technique description and case report.},
  author={Andrea J. Boon and Kais I Alsharif and Charles M Harper and Jay Smith},
  journal={Muscle & nerve},
  year={2008},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={1623-6}
}
We describe an ultrasound (US)-guided technique for needle examination of the diaphragm and report a case in which the adjuvant use of diagnostic US in conjunction with electrophysiologic studies provided additional information regarding the motion of the diaphragm in a patient who was a potential candidate for phrenic nerve pacing. US imaging provides excellent direct and real-time visualization of soft tissue, anatomic landmarks, fascial planes, and neurovascular structures. It thereby… CONTINUE READING

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