Real-time ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.
JAAPA. 2017 Apr;30(4):32-37
Authors: Krackov R, Rizzolo D
Clinicians commonly see patients with pleural effusions requiring thoracentesis. The latest evidence-based guidelines for thoracentesis recommend real-time ultrasound guidance for the safest outcomes from this procedure. This article reviews real-time ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis to help referring clinicians understand the technique and the guidelines for the performance of thoracentesis.
PMID: 28350729 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]