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Bedside ultrasound of the lung in a supine position for a mechanically ventilated patient.

What is the estimated pleural effusion volume?

The estimated pleural effusion volume is:

  • 0%640 ml

  • 0%320 ml

  • 0%1.2 L


Ibrahim Ameen
Ibrahim Ameen
Ibrahim Ameen
19 dic 2023

There are multiple methods to assess with different specificity and sensitivity.

If we use a longitudinal approach. We multiple 16 by the pleural effusion in mm.

If we use a transverse approach. We multiple 20 by pleural effusion distance in mm.

We may compined the two approaches and mutiple the two distances to get a rough estimation


Thanks Dr Mazen for always teaching and enlightening us

Mi piace
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