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J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2011 Oct;4(4):504-7. doi: 10.4103/0974-2700.86647.

The sonographic diagnosis of pneumothorax.

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Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre, 1403, 29 Street NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 2T9.


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.


Ultrasound; pneumothorax; trauma

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