Lung: Alveolar Syndrome



Lung ultrasound was supposed to be of limited interest. We saw in the previous chapter that pleural effusion, although a familiar application, could benefit from enriched signs in order to yield a standardized approach. We now get deeper in the heart of the matter. In diseased lung, virtually any disorder gives a characteristic pattern (alveolar consolidation, atelectasis, interstitial syndrome, abscess, pneumothorax, even pulmonary embolism). We will introduce the lung smoothly by an application referring to a real image: alveolar consolidation.


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  1. 1.Service de Réanimation MédicaleBoulogne (Paris-Ouest)France

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