Discrimination between pleural thickening and minimal pleural effusion using color Doppler chest ultrasonography

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Ali A. Hasan; Hoda A. Makhlouf; Alaa R.M. Mohamed;
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
  • Journal: Egyptian Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis,volume 62,issue 3,pages429-433 (issn: 0422-7638)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ejcdt.2013.05.010
  • Subject: Diseases of the respiratory system | Ultrasound on gray scale | Color Doppler ultrasound | RC705-779 | Fluid color sign | Pleural effusion
    mesheuropmc: respiratory system | respiratory tract diseases

Background: The discrimination of pleural thickening from minimal pleural effusion may be difficult as both lesions appear as anechoic on grayscale ultrasound, hence, free of “echoes” does not confirm the presence of pleural fluid. Aim of this study: To evaluate the ... View more
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