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SYMPOSIUM
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 504-507

The sonographic diagnosis of pneumothorax


1 Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9; Regional Trauma Services, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
3 Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9; Regional Trauma Services, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9;Department of Critical Care Medecine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Andrew W Kirkpatrick
Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9; Regional Trauma Services, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9;Department of Critical Care Medecine, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29th Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 2T9
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.86647

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Ultrasound is a modality now available to all physicians and can help in making rapid decisions, particularly with critically ill patients. This article reviews the basis of the use of sonography for the diagnosis of pneumothorax.


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